The Adventures of Pinocchio Teacher Resources
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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. This is a unit with at least eight lessons, and handouts are included.
We Can't Decide
Second graders investigate decision making skills that they can apply on a daily basis. In this decision making lesson, 2nd graders listen to a read aloud of Pinocchio and make a list of times when decisions have to be made. They access a web site and complete a handout based on their investigation. They work in small groups to report their findings.
Students read and answer questions on neural processing and the Pinocchio Illusion. They relate and discuss these topics in conjunction with body-image disorders such as anorexia and bulimia . This lesson include video extension activities.
Using Fairy Tales to Promote Retention of Ethical Standards
Young scholars explore ethical systems. Students read fairy tales and Bible stories to identify examples of ethical systems. Young scholars brainstorm and discuss movies, songs and poems that exemplify ethical system.
What'd you say? Shrek the Third
In this geometry lesson, 10th graders determine the true of statements made by Pinocchio based on the script form Shrek the Third. Statements involve the use of and, or, if-then, and if and only if. The one page worksheet contains ten problems. Answers are not provided.
Observing To Make Meaning
Students infer meaning while viewing a scene of Pinocchio without sound. They write a plot summary of the excerpt of Pinocchio, watch the same scene with sound, and compare their assumptions with the actual performance.
A Soapy Carving
Students explore the art of carving. In this sculpture lesson, students look at the Japanese Shinto Deity and explain what they see and what it's made of. They create their own sculpture with Popsicle sticks and a bar of soap.
Journeying to Create
Show a video clip that descripes how taking a journey can change a person's outlook on life. Learners write a paragraph about a place that uses imagery and tone to create a specfic effect. They evaluate their journal entries as well.
Students use three nonfiction selections in order to investigate the concept of animal communication. They use a graphic organizer for the information as it is gathered in the reading.
Corn Cob Toys
Students make toys from corn cobs. They study the many uses for corn, both historically and today. They write a description of the toy/object he or she has made and provide instructions for making it. They write and perform plays, using their corn cob people as characters.
The Flower and the Fly
It's like a biological "Beauty and the Beast!" The fascinating mutualism between a South African meganosed fly and a deep-throated geranium builds a case study in coevolution for your biology buffs to analyze. After reading about this and other symbiotic relationships, young natural historians answer five critical-thinking questions. This assignment is relevant to curriculum that covers coevolution or adaptation.
Ideal for a college-level children's literature class or in a story-writing unit, this presentation defines not only the archetypal characters in literature but provides ample examples from fairy tales to modern films. The slideshow discusses roles such as the hero, the innocent, the wise fool, and the destroyer, as well as the archetypal relationships between these characters. The last few slides include male, female, child, and shadow character examples for students to discuss.
Literary Terms: Take Me to the Theater!
Take your class to the theater! First graders will examine characters that actors play such a villians and heroes. Then participate in creating plays and performing in them. They will also research what it takes to create scenery, props and costumes and take a unit assessment.
The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Puppets!
Second graders read the book, All the World Loves a Puppet and create puppet shows. Their stories include beginnings, middles, and ends that present problems and solutions.
Upper graders use the characters from the book, Tacky the Penguin, and develop a specifically chosen character. They write complete sentences, using proper form (i.e. capitalization, punctuation, etc),read other students' sentences, and build onto those sentences by further developing the character previously chosen, and collaborate with the other students work in the class to create a complete paragraph.
Internet Hunt at the "Fact Monster" Web Site- May #3
In this Internet fact hunt activity, students access the "Fact Monster" web site to find the answers to 5 multiple choice questions. They answer science, history, and geography questions.
Subjects and Predicates
In this identifying the complete subject and complete predicate activity, students review explanations with examples, identify the complete subjects and complete predicates in sentences, match a subject to a predicate to complete a sentence that makes sense, and fill in the blank with a subject or predicate that makes sense. Students write thirty-three answers.
Students study stories. In this writing lesson, students discuss the three aspects of a story, read stories focusing on the characters, write a story as a class about a character made up by the class, and write a story with an exciting character independently.
On My Honor
Sixth graders discuss the importance of honesty. In this character education lesson, 6th graders write a journal entry about dishonesty, discuss what happens when they tell a lie and read two chapters in On My Honor.
Linguistic Humor and Language Play
By George, there are so many literary devices illustrated here! Help your pupils create interest in their writing by presenting one or two of these literary devices at a time. The slides contain examples and beg participation from the audience, but some of the examples included will surely be over their heads. Prepare some of your own, just in case.