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.
K - 1st English Language Arts
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.
2nd Social Studies & History
If Theater Walls Could Talk, What Would They Tell Us?
Students participate in a virtual tour of Italy and practicing Italian words. Using the Internet, they examine various types of puppets and decide on one they want to make. They create their puppet and use it to participate in a puppet theater following the storyline of Pinocchio.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Using Fairy Tales to Promote Retention of Ethical Standards
Students explore ethical systems. Students read fairy tales and Bible stories to identify examples of ethical systems. Students brainstorm and discuss movies, songs and poems that exemplify ethical system.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting
This very complete 110 page study guide for Natalie Babbitt's novel Tuck Everlasting contains a lot of excellent review material as well as some creative enrichment activities. The bulk of this guide consists of vocabulary and short-answer questions for each chapter of the novel.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
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.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Dr. Seuss on the Loose: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
After reading Dr. Seuss's "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", your class can discuss how the main character weaves an incredible tale using his imagination. Other books also mentioned in this lesson could be used and will further help your students determine when it is appropriate to tell a tale, and to discover the difference between dishonesty and creativity.
3rd English Language Arts
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.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts