We've been reading folktales and learning how to prove our answers. Since it is spring I decided to use Easter eggs to teach this skill.
My students just love these stories! There is something about them that appeals to kids over the years.
After having read our folktales, it was time to pass around the egg basket. I had typed up some events from the stories and placed them inside each each egg.
After deciding on the character trait for Goldilocks, each student chose and egg and decided if the event from the story proved the character trait or not.
This is another anchor chart students can use to help them prove if a story is a folktale or not.
After practicing together to prove character traits, students can then prove whether a story is a folktale or not.
We try to use what we call Dollar Words on our anchor charts- words that are more descriptive and interesting.
After reading the Three Little Pigs, a fun STEM project is to try to build a strong house for the pigs that the wolf cannot easily blow over. You can use a blow dryer or wave a thick piece of paper to test how the houses can withstand the wind.
This Prove It To Me is a fun way to practice providing evidence from the text to prove your answers. Click on the picture to check it out!
This folktale resource can be seen by clicking on the picture above.