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Teach students about the folktales and/or fables genres, and introduce 6 picture books to your elementary library classes with this easy-to-prep unit. It includes a printable reading response booklet and a lesson plan for library classes on a fixed schedule or classroom reading sessions. All items in the product are editable.
♦ 4 pages of printable response activities, which are folded into an 8-page booklet when printed double-sided on 2 sheets of paper:
♦ EDITABLE lesson plan in Microsoft Word .docx file format
After reading one of the books aloud to the class, students check out new books from the library, and then do the response activity in the booklet.
There are also 2 versions of the printable booklet: One for librarians or media specialists to use during library classes, and one for classroom teachers to use as a literacy center or as a whole group read-aloud lesson.
There are a variety of cultures represented including tales from Cuba, China, the American South, as well as more traditional tales.
The books featured are:
"Rabbit’s Gift: A Fable from China" by George Shannon
"The Lion and the Mouse" illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
"Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" by Carmen Agra Deedy
"Tops and Bottoms" by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
"The Great Fuzz Frenzy" by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
"And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon" by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
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