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Fourth graders recognize similarities and differences between two folktales. They categorize similarities and differences using a Venn diagram. They incorporate similarities from folktales into their own version of the tale.
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The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Students read and explore a West African folktale. In this folktale lesson, students read the book The Clever Monkey Rides Again and examine West African proverbs. There are several related multi-subject extensions on this lesson which...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Folktale Unit: Johnny Appleseed
Students participate in a shared reading of Steven Kellogg's, Johnny Appleseed and discuss the meaning of folktales and legends. They watch a video of the same story for comparison purposes. They journal about their favorite folktale and...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Cinderella Stories from Around the World
Pupils read two different versions of the Cinderella story from two different countries. A Venn diagram is used to facilitate the story comparison and maps are used to help learners identify where each story originated. Group discussion...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
African Folktale - Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Students read a book about African folktales to improve in various areas including science, communication arts, and social studies. In this folktale instructional activity, students define folktale and color a map of Africa. Students...
K - 4th Science
Folktales and Ecology: Animals and Humans in Cooperation and Conflict
Story elements such as conflict, character analysis, resolution, and moral are discussed and charted as elementary children read folktales involving animals. An element of science is also introduced as learners discover what a keystone...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts