The Paperbag Princess is a story is a classic and though an authentic material - is also perfect for English language learners. It has emotion, strong context and repetition which all help students understand the story and learn at the same time.
We have the whole story in video and also see the storybook presentation for reading. It also comes with a cool powerpoint for retelling and a nice sequencing activity for post reading and understanding.
This probably would also be a great story to make into a play adaptation for any English camp!
Here are a few other versions of the story that might be helpful.
This book is now on Gif Lingua Books.
Students can read and study with flashcards.
I love this book! Have slowly been creating ELL resources to go with it, but these will help even more. Our 5th grade mainstream English kids do a unit on fairy tales and this book is perfect to use with beginner ELLS. Thank you!
This is another nice "alternative" fairy tale. Sleeping Betty. A new take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Wonderfully done.