Folk Tales Thematic Units {HUGE Bundle) {CCSS Reading, Writing, Math, Science}

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I love using folk tales as the core theme in units. Folk tales offer a rich source of material for connecting reading to writing, science and math. Teach skills such as writing (narrative and opinion) reading comprehension (comparing story elements, retelling stories), fluency (read aloud booklets), and more! These five units have provided me with months of thematic, integrated instruction.

Each unit is packed with resources. All are based on using the folk tale to teach core reading and writing skills. I have included some resources in all five units:

Literature and Non-Fiction Text Connections Lists of resources to build a thematic library.

Word Bank Display the word cards and pictures for student reference while writing and reading throughout the unit.

Story Comparisons Charts Compare different versions of each folk tale. Use the charts as graphic organizers to compare the story elements of the stories.

Sequencing Cards Use in a center or small group to support students with sequencing the events in the story.

Retelling Story Pieces Use in a center or small group to support students with retelling different versions of the story.

Reproducible Booklets Students cut, assemble, staple and read these emergent readers.

Opinion Writing Students use the writing process (brainstorm, draft, edit, revise and produce a final copy) to write an opinion paper. It includes a self-assessment checklist. Have students work independently or use it in a guided writing lesson with developing writers.

Story Writing Students write their own story, using the writing process.

In addition, each unit includes resources that are unique.

The Little Red Hen focuses on “how to” writing and comparative story elements. For that unit, I wrote a southwestern version of the folk tale.

Jack and Beanstalk is a science unit that focuses on plant life cycles.

The Three Little Pigs focuses on story elements and non-fiction text features.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears focuses on informative writing, with resources to support writing about different types of bears

The Gingerbread Man has a glyph activity that ends up as an adorable gingerbread boy or girl that makes a perfect holiday display.

These activities are aligned with Kindergarten and 1st Grade ELA and Math Common Core Standards, but are easily adaptable for 2nd grade.

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Folk Tales Thematic Units {HUGE Bundle) {CCSS Reading, Wri
Folk Tales Thematic Units {HUGE Bundle) {CCSS Reading, Wri
Folk Tales Thematic Units {HUGE Bundle) {CCSS Reading, Wri
Folk Tales Thematic Units {HUGE Bundle) {CCSS Reading, Wri
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