This tale from Kazakhstan, adapted for beginner readers, tells the story of a discontent young man who discovers that wealth and treasures mean nothing without the real treasure-yourself. Illustrations, large font-size, and minimal text on each page make it easy for language learners and young readers to improve reading skills. There is also an introduction to Kazakhstan, comprehension and discussion questions, a map, and a link to a simple article on the country, as well as an extension writing prompt.
The World Folktales Graded Readers bring stories from around the world into the ESL classroom. Traditional tales interest people of all ages who love folk stories, as well as learning and sharing wisdom from around the world. Inspire students to share stories from their own culture as they improve reading speed and fluency!