Today I will fly!

Today I will fly! by Mo Willems has such positive messages of trying, never giving up and helping others.  The simple text and wonderful illustrations communicate the emotions and events perfectly. A great story for younger AND older learners.

This story is perfect for exploring themes such as friendship, ability, helping and accepting help from others. It is also really useful for clearly contextualising past, present and future verb tenses.

You can get your own copy of the book here or watch the storytelling videos.

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Storytelling videos

Action songs

Teaching ideas

  1. Use the theatre script below to dramatise the story.
  2. Kids can invent new versions of the story. Change the characters or actions. It’s a great way to transfer the grammar to new contexts.
  3. Try mime games in pairs or small groups. One group mimes an action, e.g., ‘do karate’, and the other group guesses while using language from the story: ‘Today you will do karate!’

Storytelling Theatre Script

This downloadable Today I will fly! theatre script can be used to get kids acting out the story. Get them to work in small groups and invent the actions.

Digital memory games and wordsearches

These memory games and worksearches for Today I will fly! have different levels of difficulty to choose from to focus on key language from the story.

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