Folktales Teacher Resources
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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 37 Views 167 Downloads
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 36 Views 544 Downloads
Chinese Folktales: An Illustrating Activity
In need of a really good lesson that incorporates literature, art, and cultural themes? After hearing a traditional Chinese folktale and discussing cultural themes and symbolism, learners create original illustrations for the story. This resource is very well-thought-out and includes the full four-day procedure, extensions, and examples of student art.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 54 Downloads
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning behind the comparison in the similes, identify proverbs explaining what they say about the values of Igbo society, and analyze African folktales.
9th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 64 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 74 Views 340 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 28 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
Sokdam: Korean Adages, Folktales, and Proverbs
Middle schoolers explore literature of the Korean culture. For this Korean literature lesson, students read common Korean adages, folktales and proverbs. Middle schoolers compare the works with American expressions.
6th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 22 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 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A great way to learn to understand people and their environment is to study their folktales. Stories from China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Persia, and Palestine offer an opportunity for readers to investigate the cultures of Asia. A list of suggested stories, activities, cross-curriculum, as well as school/home extensions, and assessments are included with the scripted plan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 21 Downloads
Developing Listening Skills With Folktales
Young scholars answer questions about a folktale that is read to them. In this listening skills lesson, 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
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
Second graders read and discuss the folktale "The Drum" from India. They also answer story comprehension questions, complete an adjectives and verb worksheet, and label a map of India. Students sequence events from the story and make Indian ice cream as a culminating activity.
2nd Language Arts 7 Views 22 Downloads