This is a discounted bundle of some of my popular folktale units. This bundle includes the following units:
Fables: Animals and their Stories
My top selling unit Animals and their Stories includes fun and engaging activities for students to learn more about fables.
This 83 page pdf has 10 fable stories including one reader's theater. The stories in this unit include:
The Fox and the Crow
The Rat and the Elephant
The Crow and the Pitcher
The Lion and the Mouse
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Fox and the Goat
The Fox and the Grapes
The Tortoise and the Eagle
The Ants and the Grasshopper
The Frog and the Ox
In this unit you will find over 10 graphic organizers, picture glossary template, and fable planning spinners, graphic organizer and writing template. There are also bookmarks to help teach close reading strategies, five text dependent question writing prompts, and anchor chart and character cards. Common Core State Standards require the teaching of fables and this unit would be a great addition to any teaching toolbox.
Greek Mythology Unit: It's All Greek to Me
Students will enjoy this Greek mythology unit to learn how stories of the past influence our life today.
In this unit you will find:
-A quick guide to understanding Greek Mythology
-Schema chart to build background and keep the unit on target
-Close reading strategy ideas, questions, and bookmarks
-Sample lesson plan for understanding the structure of the unit
-Text structure map for each story
-Summarizing charts for each story
-Character webs for each story
-Vocabulary activities to understand the origins of words and how it is used today
-Technology infused sample activity to teach vocabulary
-Point of view sheets for each story
-Thinking about mental pictures and how illustrations help us understand texts graphic organizers
-Organizers to compare and contrast different myths
-Routine writing sheets
Fairy Tales Unit
Fairy tale stories are timeless. During this unit, students will engage and explore the topic of Cinderella fairy tales from different cultures through close reading strategies and activities. This 55 page pdf includes:
Links to online tools to help you engage your students including a Kahoot I created.
Close reading strategy bookmarks and over 20+ graphic organizers to analyze Ciinderella stories.
Anchor chart card headings to help in teaching story elements.
Aurasma dice to help students write their own fractured fairy tales.
Project checklist to self-assess their writing.
Several ideas for integrating technology throughout the unit.
Tall Tales Unit
Students will love this unit on tall tales. During this unit, students will read a variety of tall tales, analyze the text structure of the tales through close reading, and determine if a story would be categorized as a tall tale. Then students will research a character of their choice and write their own tall tale.
There are a lot of fun activities in this unit including an augmented reality scavenger hunt and a QR code research sheets. However, technology is not necessary to do the unit. I have provided alternative resources for you.
The provided pdf document has over 50 pages of resources included:
Characteristics of a Tall Tale
Anchor Chart Cards
Tall Tale Checklist
Lesson Ideas for Analyzing Texts
Scavenger Hunt Activity (with or without technology)
Tall Tale Character Research with Video and Website Links (with or without technology)
Graphic Organizers for Research
Graphic Organizers for Digging Deeper
Tall Tale Stories Included are:
Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox
Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado