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Your students will love investigating this question through close reading and exploring Greek myths through discussion and project activities. $
Practice reading informational text and recording textual evidence, as well as making inferences, interpreting quotations, and reflecting on the character traits and accomplishments of true-life heroes. This is appropriate for use with a class book genre study or for independent reading and is open-ended enough to use with a variety of leveled books. -- from Mixed-Up Files
This is the best book project I have ever done with my class! I designed it originally to meet the creative needs of the gifted 4th and 5th grade students that I teach. I recently modified it to fit the Common Core Standards for ELA in Historical Fiction for grades 3-5.The students completed it independently in class after reading a historical fiction novel during our balanced literacy reading workshop.
A complete unit on Fables, includes reader's theatre, lessons, writing activities. Aligned to the common core.
Use the Fables to Teach Character Interactive Notebook - This is a great unit that will help you develop a safe, caring classroom community. Students will learn empathy as they learn about each of these character qualities and will be totally engaged as they learn how to develop strong character. This unit covers 6 Character Traits: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. $
Fables Activities ($) #fairytales #fables #folktales #readingunits
Depth and Complexity with fairytales! Everything you need to introduce and teach the 11 icons to your students. $
Explaining why they chose this suspect based on evidence from the text. The beginning of debating. Love it! #mystery #mysteryunit #readingunit #closeread #charactersovercomeobstacles #inferring #commoncore #commoncorereadingunit
Comparing Folktales and Fractured Folktales Bundle- This bundle contains three Common Core aligned paired book studies designed to help students compare and contrast folktales with related fractured folktales. All the activities will encourage students to read closely and think critically about each pair of texts. $