The Hidden Feast

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What is a proverb? This is the leading question of this resource. First, explore proverbs and their meanings. Then, read aloud The Hidden Feast: A Folktale from the American South by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss and partake in a grand discussion retelling key details and making interpretations. Finally, follow up the activity by reviewing collective nouns, reading Aesop’s Fables, Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell, and create proverbs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the extension activities as center lessons or send home as homework 
  • Cook cornbread following the lesson's recipe and enjoy it as a class
  • Invite scholars to read more tales that have proverbs in their text 
Classroom Considerations

  • The primary and follow-up activity books are not included, visit your school library or download a copy prior to teaching this lesson 
  • Consider food allergies if you plan on baking cornbread and bringing it to class 

  • Create a proverb wall and add to it as learners identify more throughout the school year 
  • Follow-up activities and extensions are provided with directions
  • Answers are incorporated into the teacher directions 

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