I read the folktale "Stone Soup" aloud to my students, focusing on the fact that the soup made the entire town happy at the end. I asked questions to make sure that the students have understood the book and its message.
This was my absolute favorite folktale when I was younger, and that is why I wanted to create a fun, bold handout to go along with my lesson on folktales.
How I used handout 1: "Elements of a Folktale"
The teacher should model how to use the Stone Soup graphic organizer. The students will complete a graphic organizer on the story. I used this in a second grade setting, so I MODELED MODELED MODELED.
Make sure to discuss with your class what "Stone Soup" teaches about sharing. I would ask the students to think about times that they shared their possessions (as well as their time or effort). TSW pair-share their answers.
How I used handout 2: "Illustrating the Main Event"
This is a simple handout to assess your students on moral and important story events within in the folktale. The handout ask the students to illustrate the most Important event that happened in the story and to write down the the story's moral. I LOVE to see what event my students thought was the most important and how they illustrate the story.
MORE FUN FOLKTALE HANDOUTS CAN BE FOUND AT MY SHOP:
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