Liebe Kollegin, lieber Kollege, ich habe in den letzten Jahren immer wieder Kinderbücher in englischer Sprache anlässlich von Unterrichtsdemonstrationen in der 1.-3, Klasse der HS/AHS benutzt, wobei die Texte meist vereinfacht dargeboten wurden. Ohne auf die Durchführung im Unterricht im Detail eingehen zu wollen, ist zu bemerken, dass in der Regel ein methodischer Dreischritt (pre-teaching vocab, telling the story, post-text activities) angewandt wurde. Die meisten Texte sind in der present tense, können aber unschwer in die dem Erzählen adäquatere Form der past tense übertragen werden.
Da von den Kolleginnen und Kollegen im Anschluss an die Demonstrationen immer wieder die Frage nach den vereinfachten Texten gestellt wurde, werden hier [14 KB] und im Folgenden 10 dieser Textversionen angeboten.
Günter Gerngross, Graz



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Six Dinner Sid Six Dinner Sid Sid lives at number one, Aristotle Street. He also lives at number two, number t...

   

The Sweetest Fig The Sweetest Fig Monsieur Bibot was a dentist. He had a dog called Marcel. Bibot was not nice t...

   

Tuesday Tuesday It was Tuesday evening around eight o"clock. A lonely turtle sat on his log in the midd...

   

Three Cheers for Errol Three Cheers for Errol Errol was a city rat. He went to a poor school down a drain. He was bad ...

   

Dr Dog Dr Dog 1 This is the Gumboyle family. 2 And this is their dog. He is a doctor. 3 Dr Dog was in...

   

Prince Cinders Prince Cinders Prince Cinders is small and skinny. Look at his brothers. They are big and hairy...

   

I Want a Cat I Want a Cat Jessy wants a cat. Her mum and dad always say, "No!" They give her toy cats, but s...

   

Iím Coming to Get You! I"m Coming to Get You! Deep in another galaxy, a spaceship rushes towards a planet. The spacesh...

   

Willy the Wimp Willy the Wimp Willy is very shy. Whenever somebody knocks into him he says, "I'm sorry." One n...

   

The Gruffalo The Gruffalo A mouse is walking through a wood. A fox sees the mouse. He is hungry and says, W...




Books, simplified:

Julia Donaldson und Axel Scheffler: The Gruffalo, Macmillan Children’s Books 1999
Anthony Browne: Willy the Wimp, Walker Books 1995
Tony Ross: I’m Coming to Get You! Puffin Books 1996
Tony Ross: I Want a Cat, Red Fox 1991
Babette Cole: Prince Cinders, Collins Picture Lions 1989
Babette Cole: Dr. Dog, Red Fox 1996
Babette Cole: Three Cheers for Errol, Mammoth 1995
David Wiesner, Tuesday, Clarion Books 1991
Chris van Allsburg: The Sweetest Fig, Andersen Press 1995
Inga Moore: Six Dinner Six, Macdonald Young Books 1998
 
Books, no simplified versions so far:

Julia Donaldson und Axel Scheffler: Monkey Puzzle, Macmillan Children’s Books 2000
Julia Donaldson und Axel Scheffler: Room on the Broom, Macmillan Children’s Books 2001
Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko: The Paper Bag Princess, Anick Press 1980 (Forty-second printing 2002)
Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko: Mortimer, Anick Press 1985
John Burningham: The Shopping Basket, Picture Lions 1983
David McKee: Not Now, Bernard, Red Fox 1990 (simplified text not necessary)
Helen Ward: The Cockerel and the Fox, Templar Publishing 2002
Trinka Hakes Noble and Steven Kellog: The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash, Puffin Books 1980
Steven Kellogg: The Mysterious Tadpole, Dial Books 2002
Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley: Luke’s Way of Looking, Hodder Children’s Books 2001  



The Gruffalo