This is a South African Legend or Myth, CROCODILE'S TREASON. The cultural story of the good versus evil: Task Cards with close questions, for Elementary Reading centers.
The activities ask students to make connections and think as they read.
These tasks require students to make connections (Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World)
There are also tasks encouraging Close Reading Skills and higher order thinking.
There is a figurative language element to this story, as it explains the phrase, "crocodile tears."
If students use all 20 cards, it will have sufficient reading and writing activities for approx 4 weeks.
Included in the package
1.There is a poster, which explains Making Connections whilst reading.
2.There is a famous story that I have retold, called "CROCODILE'S TREASON."
3.The tale comes with its own set of 20 task cards, plus black ink master pages. I use these pages to make a small interactive book for the story. The students can complete their tasks, writing and drawing in this little book. You’ll need multiple pages, if you want to make a booklet. These masters can also be pasted into notebooks or simply not used, if you prefer.
4.There are 20 Task Cards, many of which give students at least two choices of tasks.
5.I’ve included Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World for every story.
6.I’ve then included some thinking questions and Close Reading tasks to make students delve more deeply into the story and understand their ideas and interpretations.
7.I have included a black ink version of the tale, for you to copy.
8.There's a tracking sheet, so students and teacher can record work as it is completed.
This is part of my second set of Myths and legends, and is also available in this BUNDLE.
Reading Myths and Legends BUNDLE 2
All tales are available as individual units too.
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"The Stories" (Zulu Legend) Story and Task Cards Set
"The Moon" (An English Tale) Story and Task Cards Set
"Grandmother Spider" (A Cherokee Legend) Story and Task Cards Set
"Stone Soup" (A Portuguese Fable) Story and Task Cards Set
OR SAVE with the BUNDLE
All 6 Reading Legend Stories and Task Card BUNDLE