Teaching legends and mythology? "Coyote Steals the Sun and Moon," a multicultural Zuni myth, is a perfect addition to your unit. Common Core-aligned PowerPoint includes anticipatory questions, informative background facts, pre-reading vocabulary, the story text, comprehension/analytical questions, and an opportunity for students to write their own nature myth. All-inclusive lesson is super sub friendly. Keep them learning even when you're not there!
Add rigor and fun to short stories with Short Story Analysis Task Cards
Task cards can be used with any short story and will reinforce literary concepts such as theme, conflict, setting, point of view, etc.
Terrific Teacher Tip: Stand up! Sit down! Assess learning quickly (and get the blood moving) by having students stand if the answer is true and sit if the answer is false.
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