LOOTOONG THE MONKEY MATCHMAKER! centers upon a fun reading story in English and Spanish that is great for a Literacy Center or Writing Center and students of any age.
As seen in the following this learning packet includes focusing on Common Core elements such as: character, theme, structure, plot, inference, setting, genre, style. Note that the setting is Bali, Indonesia.
After the folk tale itself in English and Spanish there are:
A Guided Composition” The True Theme of “Lutung (Loo-toong) The Monkey Matchmaker;”
Ten questions for discussion prompts or a test about the folk tale;
How To Practice Common Core Literature State Standards--REGARDING CCSS.ELA-Literacy. From 1 to 10;
Word Searches (aka wordfinds) (4) -- two being short; the rest each a page long;
Letters Cryptogram fun activity on the Common Core elements (2);
Numbers Cryptogram activity on the Common Core elements (2);
Unscramble The Letters fun activity on the Common Core elements (1);
Unscramble activity that includes some words with 1-2 extra letters (1);
Background about Lutung (Loo-toong) and other animal fables;
Classroom Play Ideas for the story;
Additional Research links etc;
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Note: Spanish used in products in the store here is more of the informal Latino Spanish actually used by most students from Latin America rather than the formal Castilian of Spain; so there are some differences in grammar, spelling and or vocabulary even as there are with American and British English.
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