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Young scholars present their pre-prepared narrative to the class. In this language arts lesson, students give oral presentations of the narrative they have been working on. While listening, the rest of the class completes the rubric assessment of the narrative. Young scholars discuss the anecdotes they found particularly interesting.
Discover with your class the humorous solution that follows tall tales. Elementary learners will discuss the tall tale Paul Bunyan and give ordinary solutions for the problems in the story. They will read Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg and do guided and independent practice using passages from this story.
While just a simplistic exploration of the science fiction genre, this presentation provides a unique and creative way to approach this topic. Learners view a series of slides that identify the characteristics of science fiction. This technique could be used to discuss a variety of genres in a motivating manner.
A myth is a story that explains something in nature or society. Dive into the study of mythology as you read The Golden Flower with your class. Charts are used to define the characteristics of myths as well as to determine the main point of the story. Children expound upon what is being explained in the story by drawing an image of something that changed throughout the story.