How Tiger Got His Stripes

How did the tiger get its stripes? Kindergartners read a Vietnamese folk tale, "How the Tiger Got His Stripes," retold by Rob Cleveland, and work through several reading comprehension and literary analysis activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheets as warm-up activities or homework assignments to reinforce understanding
  • Have kids come up with their own stories about how tigers got their stripes (or how another animal got its identifying feature)
Classroom Considerations

  • The story might be a little scary for some readers (the tiger is tied to a tree and can't escape)
Pros

  • Provides opportunities for differentiated instruction
  • Helpful for learners who need additional help reading the story
  • Includes versions for both first and second graders
Cons

  • None
Common Core