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Folktale Unit: Paul Bunyan and the Big Blue Ox
Students participate in a shared reading of Steven Kellogg's, Paul Bunyan while learning the associated vocabulary. They write a journal entry expressing which of the folktales they have read is their favorite and why.
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Wonderful worksheets and activities complementing six sequential lessons are what you'll find in this unit on folklore. Pupils create folktales using literary devices and included story starters, compare and contrast different folklores,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Informative/Explanatory: Informative Article Unit Introduction
Here is everything you need to teach fourth graders to write informative/explanatory articles in one unit plan. This carefully crafted resource packet includes lessons, exercises, and activities based on the writing process, that enable...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete instructional activity or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shared Reading of Paul Bunyan and the Big Blue Ox
Students read the book, "Paul Bunyan and the Big Blue Ox." They predict the content of the book by previewing the cover. Students discuss characteristics of tall tales. They discuss the events of the book. Students write journal...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts