Greater than Minutes Materials and Resources:
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Dial Books for Young Readers, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Bantam Doubleday Dell, Feel free to use any version you wish, or you may briefly retell it yourself. Ask the students the question: Discuss this concept with the students and ask them if folktales have an underlying moral. Have students give examples of stories with morals. The following are three examples.
The Tortoise and the Hare- Never give up, despite the odds. The Ugly Duckling- Don't judge people from their looks. Tell the students that this is a folktale from Africa and show them the location of Africa on a map.
Have them listen to the story and try to identify the underlying message of the story. The children should pick up an underlying message that telling lies can cause a lot of damage. Inform them that this is considered a more familiar folktale.
Ask the students to identify the moral and see if there are similarities between the morals of the two stories. Point out that both stories seem to have the same message even though they are from two different cultures. Both groups want their children to know that lying is wrong.
Explain that these stories are also folktales from Africa.
Have the students write a sentence for each story explaining what messages the stories want children to learn.
In Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, the message of the story is that people who demean others do not win in the end. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock brings across the message that deceiving others is wrong. Be fairly flexible with the sentences the students write.
Some students may identify a different theme than those mentioned above. The messages listed above are general themes.Digital Storytelling Lessons.
Legends and Tall Tales.
Students will write and produce an animated tall tale about a historical figure or location. In this lesson, students tell the story of a scientific cycle by recreating the adventure of its "main character". A lesson plan on writing for grades which introduces different types of story beginnings to students, allows students to write different beginnings, and engages students in the process of revision.
May 12, · Kids start reading tall tales and learning about the genre in second and third grade. Here's a great writing activity that not only reinforces classroom learning, but is also guaranteed to bring on the giggles/5(8).
Writing ; Write A Tall Tale Write a Tall Tale. Use this printable to have children write a tall tale about how an invention was inspired.
Grade: 6 | 7 | 8 TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS. RTI Strategies Designed for Generalists Spending too much time and effort trying to implement complex RTI? Moral-the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.
Fable- a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters Fairytale- a story, usually for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies, or other magical creatures.
Lesson Plan: How to Write a Tall Tale written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 1/28/ Teach students how to write a tall tale.