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Story Lessons for Pre-K and Kindergarten

For Parents Pre-K - 1st
This collection of story and rhyme lessons is perfect for young learners, and includes companion story and song recommendations. Find a fun combination of folklore, fairytales, and songs to add variety and whimsy in your classroom....
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Everest Education Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
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Analyzing Folklore: Redwall

For Teachers 8th
Brian Jacques’ novel Redwall provides the focus for a series of lessons involving the analysis of folklore. Adopting the persona of a character, groups write letters in the voice of their character, assemble a collage using Microsoft...
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The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folk Tale

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
"The Hare and the Water," a Tanzanian folk tale, lends a global perspective to literary analysis. Learners spend the first two days reading and storyboarding. On day three, they examine folk tale elements (worksheet included), and design...
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Have your class explore the art of storytelling through this lesson on fairy tales and folktales. Learners interact with a variety of fairy tales and folktales. They practice telling stories out loud as well as writing their own. This...
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Folktales from Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast folktales with a lesson that spotlights three commonalities among those from different cultures. A whole-class discussion about folktales leads the way to a group activity that challenges scholars to read multiple...
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African Folktales

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners study the elements of folktales. They write, perform and produce their own African folktales using camcorders and movie software.
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Different Strokes For Different Folktales

For Teachers K - 1st
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a...
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African Folktales

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the art of storytelling. In groups, they write their own African folktales, design costumes, props and scenery, and videotape folktale presented in dramatic form.
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Folktales

For Teachers 5th
Folktales are a great medium for conveying elements of plot and character.Fifth and sixth graders view a Jack and the Beanstalk picture and discuss the plot of the story. They watch the movie version of Jack and the Beanstalk and then...
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International Folklore

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Folklore is composed of stories that convey cultural heritage and traditions. Many types of tales are listed as well as what they portray in various contexts and situations. Give your learners a brief description or definition of...
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer...
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Helpful Animals and Compassionate Humans in Folklore

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define elements of stories from around the world that include helpful animals. They explore animal character motivations and use graphic organizers to compare and contrast animal stories from different cultures.
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Teaching Folklore

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Wonderful worksheets and activities complementing six sequential lessons are what you'll find in this unit on folklore. Pupils create folktales using literary devices and included story starters, compare and contrast different folklores,...
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Folktales and Ecology: Animals and Humans in Cooperation and Conflict

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Story elements such as conflict, character analysis, resolution, and moral are discussed and charted as elementary children read folktales involving animals. An element of science is also introduced as learners discover what a keystone...
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Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.
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Folktales of Zora Neale Hurston

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Do you know why woodpeckers have red heads? Why the possum has no hair on its tail? Why a cat has nine lives? Find out by downloading this resource that uses Zora Neale Hurston's collection Mules and Men as the basis of a study of...
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Folklore and Fairytales: A Guide to Using Traditional Tales and Reimagined Classics

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Every culture has its own stories to tell. An interesting educator's guide shares a large collection of fairytales and folktales, some from different cultures and some re-creations of classics. A summary and brief teaching ideas...
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Fairy Tales and Folklore Tell about....

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Every elementary age child learns about the different genres of literature, this PowerPoint will give them a clear idea of what to look for when identifying Folklore and Fairy Tales. Each slide describe the characteristics of Folklore,...
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Developing Listening Skills With Folktales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students answer questions about a folktale that is read to them. In this listening skills lesson, students practice listening to folktales and answering questions about what they hear. They listen to repetitive readings of the same...
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades 7-9

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a must-have resource for studying fairy tales, myths, and folktales with your class! It includes instructional ideas, activities, and materials to support a month-long review of these three unique genres of writing.
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Unlocking and Exploring Folktales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Designed with many of the Common Core standards in mind, this 10-lesson unit is brimming with ELL strategies, teacher's notes, and the best of core instructional methods for teaching the common elements of folktales, and exploring...
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Storytelling and Folklore

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Stories are passed down orally in many cultures. Learn about the ways that storytelling can shape a society with a reading passage about Native American folklore and myths. After they finish reading, kids complete five reading...
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Asian Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A great way to learn to understand people and their environment is to study their folktales. Stories from China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Persia, and Palestine offer an opportunity for readers to investigate the cultures of Asia. A list of...

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