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Students develop their reading and writing skills using the story, "Rumpelstiltskin," by the Grimm Brothers. They explore the words honesty, thoughtfulness, greed, promis-keeping, and fairness and apply their definitions to their letter writing. This lesson has many parts and could be applied to the subjects of reading and writing.
A value is something a person or character thinks is right or good; it's also a characteristic of a fairy tale. Learners discuss how fairy tale characters often have or exemplify a specific value. They compare the values found in The Three Little Pigs with those from the story Rumpelstiltskin. They use actions and feelings from each story to determine what the focus value is. They also add to their personal characteristics of fairy tales chart.
Elementary schoolers observe and apply a variety of reading comprehension strategies. They silently read a passage out of their science textbook, and discuss answering the who, what, where, when, and how of the text. In small groups they read a passage from "Rumpelstiltskin" and answer the five Ws and create a picture about the story.
Students practice mathematics by reading number sense stories. In this fractions lesson, students identify the steps needed to be taken before multiplying two fractions which have different denominators. Students read the book Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin and participate in a fraction board game.
Add another characteristic to your class characteristics of fairy tales chart. First they discuss the concept of problems or conflicts found in most fairy tale plots then they practice identifying conflict as they read. They read the story Rumplestiltskin, determine what the main character's problem is, and how the problem can be solved. The lesson includes a unit example chart and an independent practice worksheet which students work on after the lesson.
Guide young readers in their practice of summarizing literature by creating, in groups, a summary of the relevant details in The Ant and the Cricket. Learners practice independently with The Legend of William Tell Aloud and Rumpelstiltskin. A worksheet is referenced but not included.
Second graders listen to a read aloud of Yangsook Choi's, The Name Jar. First, they estimate how much their name is worth based on the teacher's example. They assign numeric values to the letters of the alphabet in order to compute the value of their names. They complete a worksheet entitled "How much is my name worth?"
Learners can listen along to the 23 playful tales in this collection, which are paired with vivid and varied illustrations. The second app in a series, this collection of stories is targeted toward second graders. Class members will have no difficulty navigating the app.
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. This is a unit with at least eight lessons, and handouts are included.
Young readers examine the elements of story structure that are included in all stories. They include these elements in their own written pieces. This phenomenally-designed plan has everything you need to easily implement it in your classroom. Some episodes from The Reading Rainbow series are utilized.
What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Teach young readers one characteristic that defines the fairy tale genre. They'll learn that events, objects and characters in fairy tales often occur in threes. They read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and work to identify things from the story that come in groups of three. A related worksheet is included for additional practice.
A whole class read aloud of the story "Rapunzel" leads to a variety of related activities. Learners become familiar with the author and the title of the story. They also sequence the events in the story and discover the patterns of geometric shapes used in the illustrations.