Sunday, January 19, 2014


Last week we started our unit on folktales.  This is a super fun unit!

I started by introducing the different types of folktales.  I used this awesome chart that I downloaded from Teacher's Pay Teachers.  You can get it HERE.   This was created by a librarian. You can visit her blog to view some great anchor charts. She also describes how she teaches the folktales unit. Click HERE to visit her blog.

In the download you also get this version, which I made for each of my students to add to their reader's notebooks.

Each day we studied a different folktale and read stories from each type of folktale.  As we read the stories and decided which type of folktale it was, we added the title to our folktales flipbook.  This flipbook is in our reader's notebooks.

I also made this cut/sort review for the characteristics of each folktale.


Here's a short quiz for folktales.

Next week we are going to compare different version of each type of folktale!