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Reading and Information Literacy Lesson Plan Classroom Teacher: Megan Kim e-mail: Megan_M Kim@mcpsmd.org Supervising School Library Media Specialist: Rui-Hung Tsai e-mail: Rui-Hung_Tsai@mcspmd.org Intern School Library Media Specialist: Melissa McDonald Unit Name: Folk Tales Grade Level: Reading Grades 2/3 School: Somerset Elementary School, Regional Summer School Program Standards: Common Core Language Arts: Reading Standards for Literature K–5 Grades 2/3 Standard 7: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. AASL: Skills Standard 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will to be able to identify traits of a folk tale, and to compare and contrast two or more versions of the folk tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ using a Venn diagram. Lesson: Engagement: SLMS On Promethean board, bring up images of folk tales (Peter Pan, Lion & Mouse, Little Red Riding Hood, etc) Ask Students to name them and if they know what genre they are (folk tales) Activity: SLMS Explain that we are going to learn about folk tales today and to compare and contrast two versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, but first:  

Ask students if they know what a folk tale is (call on several students) Pass out the folk tale book marks and go over the list of characteristics

Activity: SLMS/Teacher Transition to the reading of the two stories (point out the titles, author, and illustrator; discuss differences in the titles, gender of main character, and artwork)  

Mrs. Kim reads Jack and the Beanstalk by Steven Kellogg Ms. McDonald reads Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne

. Activity: Teacher Ask students if they remember what a Venn diagram is and how to draw one. Ask students to pick one color to represent Jack, a second to represent Kate, and a third for the things that are common between the two stories. Call on students to name similarities and differences (note how many of each) Assessment: SLMS/Teacher Exit card  Ask students to a trait of a folk tales  Ask students to name one difference and one similarity


Resources: Common Core Language Arts Reading Standards for Literature K–5 http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf

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Exit cards (copy 2 per page)

Name

Exit Card

List one trait of a folk tale:

List one thing that is the same and one that is different between Jack and the Beanstalk & Kate and the Beanstalk:

Same: Different:


Name

Exit Card

List one trait of a folk tale:

List one thing that is the same and one that is different between Jack and the Beanstalk & Kate and the Beanstalk:

Same: Different:


Reading and Information Literacy - Folk Tales