Japanese Mythology and Folklore- The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Princess

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Are you looking to introduce your students to the beautiful Japanese tale The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Princess? This product will introduce students to the famous Japanese folktale and having them studying the culture from their inferences made from the story. Students will have a mixture of comprehension and analysis questions to complete while reading the story and have 3 thematic essay prompts to choose from.

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  • 4 PDF pages of comprehension and analysis questions
  • Answer keys for quick grading
  • 3 PDF writing prompts ready to print

This is a great addition to your Japanese mythology and folklore unit and could also be a great activity to complete before viewing the award winning anime movie The Tale of Princess Kaguya. If you are interested in seeing more of this teaching tip, check out this blog post.

Students love looking at one of Japan's most famous stories and learning about the Japanese culture through it.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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