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