The Clever Monkey Rides Again

Use a West African folktale to practice several different skills in your first grade classroom. Learners read The Clever Monkey Rides Again and focus on rhyming words, reading comprehension, measurement, art, movement, and word order.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use all the activities in one literature unit, or split the projects up as they connect to your curriculum
  • Split your class into different groups and rotate them through stations with each activity (art, movement, language arts, math, etc)
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need to borrow or purchase a copy of The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Pros

  • Provides all necessary worksheets and materials for each activity
  • Incorporates many different topics and subjects
  • Comes with extension activities with additional story recommendations to connect themes and plots
  • A second grade lesson is available as well
Cons

  • None