WINNIE THE WITCH is an English
language teaching video adaptation of the award-winning children's book about a
witch and her black cat, Wilbur.
WINNIE THE WITCH is a combination of enchanting story and top quality
animation. It offers listening comprehension and learner participation in a fun
and imaginative way, and includes vocabulary and structures found in the first
level of any primary English course. The video can be used alongside the ELT
edition of the WINNIE THE WITCH story book adapted by Jane Cadwallader and is
suitable for children working on their own at home, as well as in the classroom.
WINNIE THE WITCH characters and story were originally created by Korky Paul and
Valerie Thomas. The English language teaching adaptation is by Jane
Cadwallader, who also wrote the songs. The story is narrated by Sandi Toksvig.
- The story
- The story text
- Now you sing!
WINNIE THE WITCH - Edition for
learners of English
Winnie the Witch lives in a black house
with her black cat
Wilbur has got green eyes.
When Wilbur closes his eyes
Winnie can't see him.
WINNIE THE WITCH is a prize-winning children's
book about a witch and her black cat Wilbur. This new edition for learners of
- the story of WINNIE THE WITCH
told in simple language. It includes vocabulary, topics, and structures found
in the first level of any Primary English course.
- a write-in Activity Book with
simple activities, a song, and chants based on the story.
- a picture dictionary with key
vocabulary from the story.
This new edition of WINNIE THE
WITCH² can be used by children working on their own at home, as well as in
- A cassette containing the song and
the chants in the Activity Book.
- A Teacher's Book with detailed
notes on how to tell the story and how to use the activities in the classroom.
A spell-binding story about a witch
and her cat.
Winnie can only see her black cat, Wilbur, when his eyes are open -
because his eyes are green, and everything else in Winnie's house is black. So
when Wilbur closes his eyes, Winnie always falls over him! Children will have
fun finding out how Winnie solves the problem, in this prize-winning book
adapted for young learners of English. Korky Paul's humorous illustrations,
full of fun and detail will make WINNIE THE WITCH² a great favourite with
The Story Book includes a 12-page activity booklet, which children
can write and colour in. The simple activities and puzzles focus on the
language and vocabulary from the story, and will supplement any primary course.
WINNIE THE WITCH² provides 6-8 hours of classwork.
Teacher's Notes explain how to tell the story, and offer guidance on
using activities in class.
Children will enjoy learning Winnie's Song and the chants based on
the story - all featured on the accompanying cassette, together with the