Growing Jack and the Beanstalk Plants
First graders investigate how plants grow by growing their own "beanstalk", (after reading "Jack and the Beanstalk") and record their observations daily in a science journal.
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Different Strokes For Different Folktales
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a...
K - 1st English Language Arts
Is Bigger Better? The Importance of Space for Plants
Young scholars plant a seed and observe its growth over a period of time. In this plant lesson, students plant soybean seeds. Young scholars check daily for germination and record growth in their journal. Students care for the plants...
K - 3rd Science
Fairy Tales: Thumbelina, Jack and the Beanstalk and Issun Boshi
First graders read several selections of poems and stories. They focus on a selection of fairy tales including Jack and The Beanstalk, Thumbelina and Issun Boshi. They complete several comprehension activities and compare the different...
1st English Language Arts
Using Fairy Tales to Debate Ethics
Is trickery ever justified? Is it okay to steal from someone who has stolen from you? Puss, from Puss in Boots, and Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk, might have some ideas about these ethical questions. After listening to a series of...
K - 8th English Language Arts