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104 resources with the keyterm stories

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Major Regional Dialects

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect....
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Telling Stories Through Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd
Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They...
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A Tale of Two Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students develop their classification and math skills using the stories "The Three Little Pigs" (Galdone 1970) and "Cinderella" (Grimm and Grimm 1981). They compare the two stories using venn diagrams, simple maps, and problem solving.
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Nouns All Around

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This excellent lesson has youngsters identify nouns in the world and categorize them according to words that name a person, place, or thing. They use the nouns in a KIDPIX on the computer.
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Lesson: The Power of Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
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Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines

For Teachers 8th Standards
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the...
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Language and Dialect

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
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Dialect Awareness in Literature and Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars read and re-write, in Standard English, a short selection from Dovey Coe and note importance of use of dialect in novel. Then they examine their own use of dialect in everyday speech, and write a narrative using both casual...
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Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest lesson...
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Ordering Stories

For Students 1st Standards
What happened first? Learners examine four sets of images to sequence events using ordinal numbers. There is an example to get them started, and the first two have three pictures to organize. The final story is more challenging with four...
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Visualization: Cricket in Times Square

For Teachers 4th
After reading The Cricket in Times Square chapter titled "Caught in the Kitchen," learners list three describing details about the characters and setting. Groups collaborate to find sensory details to support their character assertions....
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Alphabet Poems

For Teachers K - 1st
Develop fluency with a variety of works. Help kindergartners use multiple strategies to understand text and decoding. They will create an alphabet poem book on Kid Works 2 to illustrate and write their own poem. In the end, they will...
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The Cheshire Cookie

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Abby ends up lost in a strange place with only the Cheshire Cookie Monster for a guide. Use this story as a model and then ask children to practice using their storytelling abilities to tell their own tale.
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The Princess And The Pea

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The famous story of the princess and the pea is parodied in this film. This resource is a great way to delve into storytelling and the way anyone can tell a tale and turn it into their own.
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The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In...
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Rhyme Brainstormers

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars identify words that rhyme and realize that this literacy skill is engaging. Then they prepare their own language game props. Students also monitor each other in following rules, erasing duplicate words, and scorekeeping....
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Please Tell Me a Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What's your favorite memory? Work on writing narrative essays with this resource, which helps middle schoolers sequence necessary events about a special day that they remember. The lesson demonstrates an organizational pattern having a...
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Story Themes: Two Version of Noah's Ark

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
After reviewing the story of Noah's Ark (suggested text: Lucy Cousins' retelling), you read to the class the beginning of Noah and the Space Ark by Laura Cecil. Partners predict how the story might progress and end. Then compare...
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Linear Patterns

For Students 9th
Take a look at these 9 related problems to determine the linear pattern in each. First, ninth graders identify what stays the same and what changes in the given table. Then, they use the patterns in the table to write a function rule...
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Tell Me A Story -- Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd
Practice using feelings as a way to reflect on past experiences. The poem The End and the text Tell Me a Story Mama are used to identify feeling words. As an extension, pupils participate in a service learning project and reflect upon...
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Fables: A Short Anthology

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore fables with your class. Learners read a series of fables, including The Mouse and the Lion, and then match the moral to the correct story. This is a great way to end a unit on fables. This resource could also be used to explain...
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The Planet Of Huff & Puff

For Students Pre-K - K
Trash Gordon battles the breeze in this story located on the planet of Huff & Puff. This is storytelling at its best!
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Gingerbread Man Fun

For Teachers K
Here is a great way to utilize The Gingerbread Man in your classroom. Learners respond to a story in the form of a picture story determing the beginning, middle, and end of a story, and establish patterns using objects and then verbally...
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What's Special About Nonfiction?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars examine the difference between nonfiction and fictional writing. They identify the characteristics of nonfiction literature and examine how a nonfiction textbook organizes information.