Legends Old and New
Students listen to a Native American legend and discuss the basic elements of story. In small groups they read and analyze more legends from books and Websites. Then they compose and present an original legend.
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Myths, Folktales, and Legends
Ten learning stations make for an active and collaborative activity on myths, folktales, and legends. Pupils read a different text at each station and determine what genre the piece fits into, offering evidence for their decision.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 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
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Gong He Xin Xi! Happy New Year! Planning a Lunar New Year/Spring Festival Celebration? Check out the activities and resources in a packet that encourages pupils to research the cultural values and traditional practices associated with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Familiarize your class with folktales and hit Common Core standards along the way. Before reading the provided short story, readers practice drawing and supporting inferences and analyzing the point of view in two short exercises. They...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed