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This 19 slide PowerPoint on the legend of William Tell will engage students in reading the story, learning the vocabulary, and understanding what a legend is. The first slide defines the term legend, and then asks students to read the story and think whether they believe it is true or not. The second slide has 7 vocabulary words students should know for better reading comprehension of the text. After they read, students can decide whether they believe the story was fact or fiction. Good discussion for determining what makes a legend. At the end, students will also learn that William Tell really was a man who existed in the 1300's, but that is all we really know for sure. They will also enjoy learning about the William Tell Overture which was written by Gioachino Rossini in the 1800's, and then through the link, they can watch and listen as the Milwaukee Symphony plays the famous tune. Can be used in Language Arts to learn about the oral tradition of legends, or can also be used in Music class to introduce the William Tell Overture.
© Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator. For classroom and homeschool use.