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Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed

Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Folktale From The Frontier - Red Ghost Mystery Revealed
Product Description
Looking for a new story to teach folktales, frontier life or halloween ghost story? This is the story of a "ghost" that roamed the desert for a hundred years. (Spoiler: the monster turns out to be a common creature that we all know.) This packet has something for everyone. Thinkers can analysis and apply. Doers can draw and manipulate. Feelers can share and work together.

Integrated to include geography, mapping skills, current events, writing prompts, folktale review, art project and discussion/task cards. Includes rubric for each type of activity and "summary grade card" to easily calculate unit grades.

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SECTION #1: FOLKTALE REVIEW
• Body: General review of folktales and importance of stories.
• Sidebar Topics (6): Tone, style, plots, themes, Brothers Grimm and
vocabulary.
• Activity: Review, sharing and discussion of popular tales.

SECTION #2: GHOST STORY
• Body: Story of Red Ghost with historical graphics.
• Sidebar Topics (8): Westward expansion, frontier life, education, vocabulary and review.
• Activities: Summary paragraph, point of view (POV) explanation, character traits, storyteller motivation and acrostic poem.

SECTION #3: GREAT REVEAL
• Body: Historical facts that explain Red Ghost story.
• Sidebar Topics (7): Historical figures, making connections, “sketch to stretch” and brain break fun.
• Activities: Making connections and creation of accurate sketch.

SECTION #4: CURRENT EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
• Body: Annual events in US and around the world.
• Sidebar Topics (6): History of domestication and usage around the world and vocabulary words.
• Activity: Compare and contrast paragraph.

SECTION #5: INTEGRATION WITH ART, US HISTORY, MAPPING & GEOGRAPHY
• Body: POV poster project, unit review and geography.
• Sidebar Topics (7): Art instructions, art grading, assessment questions, historical sightings and vocabulary.
• Activities: Art project, discussion questions and mapping skills.

SECTION #6: FOLKTALE WRITING WITH A TWIST
• Body: Simplified outline, themed paper.
• Sidebar Topic: Writing prompt and instructions.
• Activities: Writing a folktale from a different point of view.

SECTION #7: TASK CARDS
• Use for ongoing assessment.
• Discussion starters with pairs and groups.
• Support students that may need additional assistance with comprehension.
• Blank cards to create your own cards.

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Interested in other cross-curricular activities? Follow the link for similar products: CROSS-CURRICULAR UNITS
Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
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