Unit 3: Stories

Site: MITF
Resources: 6th Grade
Book: Unit 3: Stories
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Date: Saturday, 23 October 2021, 9:11 PM

1. Begin Your Lesson

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Teacher and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.


·               Say: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Good afternoon, teacher!

·               “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·               “How are you? What’s new?”

o      I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               “How is your day?”

o      It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               “What time is it now?”

·               “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”



·               What's the weather today? 

o      It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy

·               “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

o      Yes!!

2. Illustrated Children's Stories

Utilize this resource: Illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages



Ask students what they already know about fairy tales. Ask them to give examples of fairy tales. Aladdin, Cinderella…

Review that fairy tales are:

·        Stories for children that come from oral storytelling tradition

·        Old stories that tell of man’s problems, fears, and hopes


Fairy tales contain one ore more of these elements:

  • Contain magic or enchantment in characters, plot, or settings
  • May contain characters such as fairies, witches, elves, pixies, magicians, fairy godparents…
  • Good versus Evil 
  • May teach a moral lesson


Review what a fairytale is by viewing and completing these two online lessons: Go to this website: http://www.magickeys.com/books/quizzes/index.html

A lesson and a quiz combined! These are self-contained teaching quizzes about fairy tales. Each one presents information and then reinforces it by asking simple questions.

Lesson 1: What makes a fairy tale?

Lesson 2: How fairy tales came to be.

3. Discuss a Story

Choose a book from the “Books for Older Children” section of the website. 


Read the book aloud to the students while showing the illustrations on the screen.

Discuss the story as you read. Read the story a few times and then ask students to draw a picture and write one or more sentences about what they saw and heard in the book.

4. Finish Your Lesson

Closing: Reflect on the lesson.

·   For younger students, ask one thing they liked about the lesson.

·   What new thing did they learn?

·   For older students, ask what was special about the lesson.

·   What is one question they still have?

·   What would they like to learn more about?

Say goodbye to students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Have a good day/afternoon…