Hand Me Down Tales:6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit

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** Includes ALL response booklets
Please download the preview for a sample week and a complete list of the books used in the units.

Week 1: Folktales
Week 2: Folktales Around the World
Week 3: Stone Soup
Week 4: Peter and the Wolf
Week 5: Robert Louis Stevenson
Week 6: Ann Morris Concept Books

Week 1: Folktales
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be listening and reading folktales that originated in Cuba. They will identify folktale elements in each text using a checklist in their student response booklet. They will compare 2 versions of the Latin American folktale. At the end of the week, students will create a Folktale Mobile.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
identify elements of a folktale in a story.
answer questions about a folktale.
compare two versions of the same folktale.
create a mobile identifying 8 elements of a folktale.
locate Cuba on a map.

Books/Stories you will need are:

The Three Little Pigs - free digital copy available at
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18155/18155-h/18155-h.htm

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach (A Cuban Folktale) retold by Carmen Agra Deedy (1 copy for each group)

Martina the Cockroach (paper book) retold by Kama Einhorn (1 copy for each group or student)
I purchased the Ebook -Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers: Teaching Guide – from scholastic teacher express for $1. It came with all the paper books of the very popular folktales. You will just need to photocopy the story for each group so they can compare & contrast.
http://teacherexpress.scholastic.com

or another version of the story.

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.

Week 2: Folktales Around the World
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be analyzing folktales from 4 different continents. They will locate where each folktale originated on a World Map located in their student response booklet. They will also summarize each folktale and answer questions related to the text. At the end of the week, students will create a classroom quilt square illustrating key points from each folktale read.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
analyze folktales from around the world.
summarize folktales they have heard.
sketch a picture that illustrates the main points in a folktale.

Stories you will need are: (WORD documents of stories are included for duplication - Stories were in Public Domain)

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky – originated in Africa
The Two Brothers and the White Bearded Old Man – originated in Europe
How Night Came originated in South America
The Four Dragons – originated in Asia

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words for each folktale
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week (6 pages)
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.

Week 3: Stone Soup
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be reading two different versions of Stone Soup. They will begin the week, analyzing Ann McGovern's version. They will read the book and answer questions related to the text. They will also use the text to correctly sequence the events. On the third day, they will listen and discuss Jon Muth's version of Stone Soup. The students will compare and contrast the two versions of Stone Soup read in class. At the end of the week, they will write a sequel to Stone Soup as their culminating activity.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
answer questions related to a text.
locate transition words in a text.
use transition words to order the sequence of events in a story.
compare and contrast two versions of the same story.
write a sequel to a story.

Books/Stories you will need are:
Stone Soup by Ann McGovern (1 copy per small group) Lexile level: 480L

Stone Soup by Jon Muth (1 copy needed)

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.

Week 4: Peter and the Wolf
In this weekly lesson plan, students will read the original version of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. They will analyze the story to find the setting, characters, and problem/solution. They will also use sentence strips to order the events in the story. Students will use character trait words to describe the characters in the story. They will identify the musical instruments that Prokofiev used in Peter and the Wolf. The students will listen/watch an animated musical of Peter and the Wolf. They will compare/contrast the animated version to the original version of Peter and the Wolf. Students will watch a ballet of Peter and the Wolf. At the end of the week, they will participate in a group writing assignment and take a test on the original Peter and the Wolf story.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
explain the narrative elements in a story.
use character trait words to describe characters in a story.
sequence the events in a story.
compare and contrast different versions of a story.
write a new ending to the Peter and the Wolf story.

Books/Stories you will need are:
Sergei Prokofiev's Original Story: Peter and the Wolf (included in the folder)

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week (6 pages)
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
+1 test
+pictures of the musical instruments used in the musical piece
+original version of the story
+sentence strips for students to cut and paste


Week 5: Robert Louis Stevenson
In this weekly lesson plan, students will read 3 poems by Robert Louis Stevenson. They will read and respond to each poem. Students will compare and contrast two of Robert Louis Stevenson's poems. They will create an Acrostic Poem using a topic word from one of the poems. At the end of the week, students will choose one poem to rewrite and illustrate. They will use glue and watercolors to finish the picture. Students will present their picture to the class while reading the poem orally.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
analyze the meaning and structure of a poem.
answer text-based questions related to a poem.
create an Acrostic Poem about a topic.
illustrate a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
orally present their final project to the class.

Poems you will read this week are:
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson (included in response booklet)
The Land of Counterpane
My Bed is a Boat
At the Sea-side


The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week (6 pages)
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.

Week 6: Ann Morris Concept Books
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be listening to 3 single concept books written by Ann Morris. Students will participate in activities related to each book during the three day period. On the fourth and fifth day, students will create their own single concept book with an introduction, supporting details, and a conclusion. They will also include photographs.

** Please note that this lesson plan includes a Chapati bread making recipe for the students to make. The teacher (and possibly a volunteer) will need to cook the dough on a skillet or griddle when the recipe is complete.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
create a concept map using information from a book.
follow a recipe to create a concept (bread).
compare and contrast a Russian house to my house.
explain needs and wants within a house.
create a single concept book with an introduction, supporting details, and conclusion.


Stories you will need are:
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes by Ann Morris. (1 copy needed)
Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris (1 copy needed)
Houses and Homes by Ann Morris. (1 copy needed)

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words for each folktale
+Technology Links
+Detailed plans for the week (8 pages)
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
+1 recipe for bread
+1 picture of a home to use in the plan



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