The Drum

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Take a journey to India with a read aloud of The Drum: A Folktale from India by Rob Cleveland. Make connections to the story's theme by building and practicing drums, role playing story characters, and practicing skills in phonics, math, and writing.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • When introducing the folktale, show the class where India is and pictures of different cities and people to make a real-life connection to the setting 
  • Preview then show videos of drums being played
  • Play and listen to percussion music while scholars are working
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies and materials required
  • Classroom may become louder when learners practice tapping their drums
Pros

  • Descriptive instructions for easy implementation
  • There are two additional worksheet activities provided for early finishers or extended learning
Cons

  • Literature is not included