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?”

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·               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

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

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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. 

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

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…