Fourth graders read, write and listen to Jack Tales of the Appalachian mountain region of North Carolina. They revise a paragraph to strengthen vocabulary and create a collaborative narrative of "Jack and the Bean Tree".
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"The Gunny Wolf": American Folktale
While you tell the story of "The Gunny Wolf," your class will actively participate by asking questions and clarifying. Next, they answer questions about the story to increase comprehension before creating a storyboard to document the...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Essential Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader
Beneficial for beginning readers, struggling readers, and those in need of review, a set of language arts activities is a great addition to any foundational reading unit. Focusing on phonological awareness, fluency, instructional...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider
Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Leprechaun Writing Lesson
Explore myths by writing about leprechauns. Using an Irish folktale, learners will identify leprechauns in popular culture and discuss their supposed traits. Then they will brainstorm ways to catch a leprechaun and write a short "how to"...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts