This pack includes resources to compare and contrast the themes among three different folktales: "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" (Cuban Folktale), "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" (African Folktale), and "The Rough-Face Girl" (Native American Folktale.) Handouts to use while reading each book as well as a quiz are included.
After reading the three tales, students write their own folktale following the same format of a character looking for someone to marry or befriend. Plan pages, checklists, rubrics, and sample pages are included to help students write their own graphic novel folktale. Extension activities are also suggested for how to revisit the project to practice punctuating dialogue.
Activities and resources created by Jaclyn Seiders, NBCT.