This is a COMPLETE and comprehensive unit!
(12 Tests, 100+ slides, 18 stories, 30-page student activity packet)
It focuses on folklore from all around the world. It Includes folklore from North America, South Pacific (Samoa), Europe, Greece and Rome, Africa, and Asia.
This Unit is designed for grades 6-10 with attached CCSS standards for grades 9-10..
This an ideal unit for the early parts of your year as students are just beginning to understand literary elements. The readings are short enough to keep young adults interested as well as complex enough to force students to use critical thinking skills.
The packet was created as a guided reading of all the stories with ideas from Reading Apprenticeship learning models and incorporates self-directed student learning, alternative assessments, and PWIM learnings models.
Folklore is a great way to increase cultural awareness, responsiveness, and sensitivity within your classroom. These pieces of folklore were meant to give insight to different cultures from all over the globe while unifying reading strategies and group participation.
This unit includes all of the following:
Teacher notes from me with helpful pointers
PPT of over 100 slides with included videos (Best if converted to google slides)
Student packet that follows right along with the PPT
Objective Assessments (4) with 3 different versions and answers keys for each test in Word documents
Alternative Assessment (Research and Presentation) w/ instructions and rubrics
3 Extension Activities (Re-writing for POV, Acting for POV, Compare and Contrast)
Master Text Document w/ the following stories in Word Documents
North America: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, Sealskin Soulskin, Coyote & Turtle
South Pacific: Origin of Earth, Creation of Man, Sina and the Eel, Turtle and Shark
Europe: Three Billy Goats Gruff and Thor and the Lay of Thrym
Greek and Roman: 12 Labors of Hercules retold by Rex Warner
Africa: Children of Wax (South Africa), Why Elephant and Hyena Live Far From People (Batswana), The Blind Man Catches A Bird (Ndebele- Zimbabwe)
Asia: The Tall Tales (Burma/Myanmar), How the Tiger Got His Stripes (Vietnam), The Ballad of Mulan (China)
This Unit takes anywhere from 6-9 weeks depending on the pace and what activities and assessments you incorporate. If there are ever any questions or support needed please just email me! All documents were made using Google Products but converted to Microsoft products for TpT. Some transitions and fonts have to be changed, but will always work with either companies' product.