What is a Fable?
Students read a variety of electronic Aesop's fables to define fable and moral, and write and illustrate an original fable. They then publish their fable using PowerPoint.
6th - 7th English Language Arts 50 Views 75 Downloads
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson plan series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mark Twain: "The Glorious Whitewasher"
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Pride and Prejudice: ABC book (Vocabulary Activity)
Master Jane Austen's language from A to Z with an activity based on Pride and Prejudice. As kids read the novel, they find (or are assigned) words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, and create one-page documents that show the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
Have your class explore Buddhist Jataka Tales to compare and contrast them to European fables. After defining fables, Jataka tales, and the elements of each, learners identify themes and patterns for both types of narratives and the...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Birds of a Feather, An Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing
If a blue jay could talk, what would it say? Find out by reading Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn" with your class. Make sure to discuss dialect beforehand and adopt the accent while you read. Compare and contrast American English...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fable Writing - Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Sciences
Before writing their own fables, class members select an animal or insect to use in their story and research its character, habits, movements, etc. After reading a wide variety of fables and identifying the elements of a fable, writers...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Experiment with multimedia storytelling. After watching a segment of American Family, first, middle and high schoolers tell a story about their families, clarifying the setting, characters, and script. They work on setting their story in...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable