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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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
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
Johnny Appleseed, An American Folk Hero
Students explore American folktales. They review the elements of folktales. Students read the folktale of Johnny Appleseed together. They discuss the vocabulary words from the story. Students discuss the differences between the real...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts