Lesson Plan

Folk Tales

A glimpse of folk tales from around the world and from a variety of different cultures
K L.
Classroom teacher
springfield, ma
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
Objectives

Students will be able to...

-recognize the key elements of a folk tale.

-compare/contrast folk tales from different cultures.

-create their own folk tale.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
World Languages
Grades 4 - 8
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 INTRODUCTION

Activity: Presenting

Introduce students to the elements of a folk tale through discussion and visual aids using the SmartBoard.  Read orally the story Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters and use a graphic organizer to discover the elements of that tale.

Use a story sequencing handout to review the order of events in the story.

Student Instructions

Look at the key elements of a folk tale. Listen to  the story Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters and use a graphic organizer to discover the elements of that tale.

2 DIRECT INTRUCTION

Activity: Exploring

Read orally the story "Makanda Malahnu", which is similar to Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters.  Have students compare and contrast the two stories using a graphic organizer (VENN Diagram)

Demonstrate how to complete a VENN diagram on the SmartBoard before making the assignment.

Student Instructions

Listen to the story "Makanda Malahnu" and be remembering Murfaro's Beautiful Daughters story. Compare and contrast the two stories using a VENN diagram.

3 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Give each student a folk tale from a different culture/country.  Students will read silently and then complete a folk tale research sheet in which they identify all the elements of their story.  Students will then share their story with the class through an oral presentation on the SmartBoard using Prezi.

Student Instructions

Receive a folk tale from a different culture/country. Read silently and then complete a folk tale research sheet in which you will identify all the elements of the story you read. We will then share one another's story.

4 CULMINATING ACTIVITY

Students will write their own folk tale and then use Adobe Voice to share it with the rest of the class.

Student Instructions

Using what you know and may have learned about folk tales use Adobe Vice to share it with your peers.