The Enormous Turnip Sequencing Fans resource cover. Use in story retelling during and after the craft. Includes 3 different segment types. Practise key character and story language.

Enormous Turnip sequencing fans

Super effective and engaging Enormous Turnip sequencing fans to get your ESL kids practising the vocabulary and story language while making these fun fans, then use in storytelling.

♦ Choose the picture templates or text templates or BOTH to practise a range of skills in an interactive way.

♦ Includes all key story events, so you can activate the story language easily and effectively.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning.

♦ Ideal for mixed ages groups and differentiating for different skills practice, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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What will my students learn?

These templates are great for helping your esl young learners consolidate more than just the character vocabulary you see depicted in the pictures. Use them to activate useful phrases and expressions from the story.

You can choose whether to focus mainly on listening, speaking or even reading and writing – the choice of templates and activity suggestions make it easy to differentiate according to your needs.


woman/mum; man/dad; boy/brother; girl/sister; dog; cat; mouse; turnip

Story event language

1.The turnip grows / The enormous turnip.

2.The man pulls the turnip.

3.The woman pulls the man.

4.The boy pulls the woman.

5.The girl pulls the boy.

6.The dog pulls the girl.

7.The cat pulls the dog.


Useful story retelling phrases

  • They see a (dog).
  • Come and help!
  • The (boy) pulls the (girl).
  • The turnip doesn’t move!
  • They’ve got the turnip!

Game and activity language

Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

What’s first, second? What comes next? What sound does the clock make?

Can you find the…? I can see a… Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors. I’m finished.

What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

The provided activity suggestions for pre, during and after the craft give you all the steps you need to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. Just add in the storytelling and maybe a game or two and you’re ready to go.

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

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