Narrative Writing Unit
Each one of the learners in your class has a story to tell, so help them learn the most efficient and organized way to tell their tale. A thorough unit on narrative writing addresses the writing process, grammar, story structure,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail
Learn about the animals of Australia with a language arts lesson plan about an Australian folktale called, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail. After reading the story as a class, kids discuss events and characters from the book, retell the...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday
Turn your classroom into a pig sty with a lesson based on the Appalachian folktale The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday. Similar to the story of The Three Little Pigs, the folktale tells a story of four pigs who leave home—and the fox they...
Pre-K - K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Little Pigs Illustration Sequencing Pages
Go through the story "The Three Little Pigs" with a story sequence. Each page shows a different part of the story, and kids describe what is happening in the scene in a space at the bottom of the page.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Happy 40th Birthday Brown Bear
What do you see? Wish a happy birthday to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The lesson includes six extension activities for the books and its companion stories, including a maze and animal...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Explore storyboards with your pre-reader using the familiar story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." They look at pictures as you read the captions in a comic book style. At the end, they try to finish the story based on a resolution...
Pre-K - K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Clever Monkey
Your clever kindergartners will enjoy a series of activities based on the West African folktale, The Clever Monkey, adapted by Rob Cleveland. They sequence the story with pictures, copy sentences, illustrate idioms about cats, and taste...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Practice: Peter Rabbit
Oh, that naughty Peter Rabbit! Youngsters read an excerpt aloud from the classic Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." They retell the story in their own words and discuss the events. Readers make inferences about various...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative activity. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed