A number of terrific links to help you collect fascinating oral histories.
Students discuss the process of storytelling and listening to stories. Then, they create a listening doll in the tradition of the Native American storyteller dolls.
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A good introduction to folktales or tall tales is to give students experience in creating their own tall tales.
Students are introduced to the genre of folktales and engage in a study of several Russian folktales.
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Folktale Unit – Pecos Bill Grades 1 - 5
Students will use a collection of objects as the basis for writing a tale about the people who used them.
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Using math and fairy tale, The Three Little pigs, help htem build a stronger, more efficient hours of logs or straw.
A study Guide is designed for middle school and high school classes in Social Studies, History and English.
Promote the spirit of cooperation in a fun an effective way, with folktales!
Students will write a sequel to the original The Three Little Pigs story or a fractured version of it.
Let your students watch and listen some of our best loved storytellers from around the world.
This guide was produced to accompany the exhibition, The Grand Generation: Memory, Mastery', Legacy, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Office of Folklife Programs.
“This Virtual Museum teacher's guide for grade 9-12 was developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project, funded by the California Technology Assistance Program (CTAP).”
Students can write their own fractured fairy tale using this interactive tool.
Students’ study and diagram elements of fairy tales, read a fractured fairy tale, and then write their own fractured tales.
Students will use familiar characters, plots, and settings from traditional fairy tales to create "fractured" versions, while experimenting with satire, irony and parody.
This lesson plan will assist the student in developing the reading skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of the written text.
With the help of master storytellers and authors Rafe Martin and Alma Flor Adas, these lesson plan will assist the student in developing the reading skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of the written text.
Lots of lessons plans using the art of quilting for many grade levels.
Read/Write/Think - Fractured Fairytales
“Invite your students to turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out – and to have fun.”
In this assignment, students write a three-voice narrative based on Momaday’s structure. This model for remembering and personal involvement in folktales, mythologies, and tales of personal heritage can be part of any study of mythology or folktales.
Booklists, tips, and more! RIF's 2008 Back-to-School Guide has plenty of ways to get you and your students back into the school groove.
This is a lesson plan that helps teachers and parents thoroughly explore the story of 'Snow White.' The exciting drama of the Sound Story, followed by thoughtful questions makes for an excellent lesson in story structure, character, and comprehension.
Children will express their creativity and knowledge of story characters by creating a mural of their favorite story characters.
Teaching Guides, games, activities and resources from such quality tellers as Heather Forest, Doug Lipman, Rex Ellis, Doug Elliott, Janice Harrington and Ed Stivender.
This activity encourages students to explore the native cultures of the Americas, to learn some aspects of oral storytelling, and to share their knowledge with others.
For Grades 5-8: Students are introduced to the genre of American tall tales then prompted to write an original tall tale set in contemporary America.
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This site is the brainchild of David Sidwell, adjunct professor at Utah University, Program Director at the American West Heritage Center and storyteller. He offers lesson plans, articles and more. This is a site to bookmark!
Students will develop reading skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of the written text. This track is designed to expose students to different types of literature while stressing comprehension skills that are vital to good reading.