Folktales Teacher Resources
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Spider and the Beehive
Anansi the spider teaches young readers the importance of sharing with others in this fun African folktale. Offering clear illustrations and repetitive structure, this printable book is ideal for developing children's reading fluency.
Pre-K - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Familiarize your class with folktales and hit Common Core standards along the way. Before reading the provided short story, readers practice drawing and supporting inferences and analyzing the point of view in two short exercises. They then read the story several times, focusing on different aspects of the text each time.
6th - 8th Language Arts 66 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer questions about each legend.
9th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 168 Downloads
New Review Myth Lesson Plans
What is the difference between myths, legends, and folktales? From greek mythology and creation myths to heroes and heroines, here is a nice series of lessons for providing your youngsters with solid foundational knowledge about myths.
6th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Different Strokes For Different Folktales
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a read aloud.
K - 1st Language Arts 37 Views 545 Downloads
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales
Srtudents explore the folktale and folklore genres as well as the world of myths. They read myths and folktales to increase knowledge of world cultures and traditions and follow the writing process to create writing in different genres.
4th - 6th Language Arts 77 Views 341 Downloads
Examining World Cultures Through Folktales
Folktales reveal volumes about a culture, so get your literary analysts perusing them for anthropological clues! Learners examine characteristics of a folktale before researching one particular culture to better understand their folklore. There is a focus on Internet source evaluation, and learners rate sites they find for their informational value.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 29 Views 44 Downloads
Folktales and Ecology: Animals and Humans in Cooperation and Conflict
Story elements such as conflict, character analysis, resolution, and moral are discussed and charted as elementary children read folktales involving animals. An element of science is also introduced as learners discover what a keystone species is and consider the role animals play in the ecosystem.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 81 Downloads
Once Upon a Time...
Third through sixth graders complete a unit on the art of storytelling, folktales, and fairy tales. They explore various websites, create a story, and demonstrate storytelling techniques. Additionally, they listen to classmates retell stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 306 Downloads
What a wonderful way to have your class use their critical-thinking skills! Using folktales and legends as the tool, they have to decide which characters could be considered heroic and why. There are a variety of resources provided to supplement this exploration.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
First graders read and discuss the folktale from India "The Drum." They locate India on a map, compare and contrast "The Drum" with other stories, and participate in a Words For Storytelling game. Students also complete an adjective worksheet and compare themselves with the boy in the story.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
The Ghost Catcher
Listen to a folktale, The Ghost Catcher, and explore mirrors with primary learners. As hey listen to the Ghost Catcher and participate in activities with mirrors they will learn skills to retell/summarize a story. They answer comprehension questions about the book and then participate in a mirror activity.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Developing Listening Skills With Folktales
Students answer questions about a folktale that is read to them. In this listening skills lesson plan, students practice listening to folktales and answering questions about what they hear. They listen to repetitive readings of the same passage, take notes, and write answers to essay questions based on their notes.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 73 Downloads
Review literary analysis techniques with this reading lesson about folktale writing. Middle schoolers read different folktales from many authors, and write their own folktales to share with the class. They identify the plot, morals and characters in their story.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Retelling the African Folktale Abiyoyo
Act out the African folktale Abiyoyo. Kindergartners listen to the tale and discuss the characters, dressing as their favorite characters in order to retell and perform Abiyoyo using props. They will gain an understanding of story elements and sequence.
K Language Arts 9 Views 16 Downloads
"The Gunny Wolf": American Folktale
While you tell the story of "The Gunny Wolf," your class will actively participate by asking questions and clarifying. Next, they answer questions about the story to increase comprehension before creating a storyboard to document the sequence of the story.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 6 Views 61 Downloads