My students need folktales from around the world and quality hand puppets.
This project expired on September 30, 2018.
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I am a special education teacher in inclusive 2nd grade and 3rd grade classrooms in Illinois. Our school is a Title 1 school where 92% of students are low-income and 48% are English language learners. Our community is home to an increasing number of refugees, and in my two classes alone, eight different native languages are spoken in my students' homes.
My students are an incredibly diverse community of learners with a wide variety of interests, learning styles, ability levels, cultural backgrounds, strengths and needs.
My students will be introduced to the folktale genre with an oral retelling of The Tortoise and the Hare with puppets. They will go on to explore fables, fairy tales, and trickster tales from around the world. Through reading multiple versions of certain folktales, my students will learn how they are passed down through history and change through time and culture.
From West Africa to Japan, Scandinavia to Mexico, China to the South, this collection of folktales will expose my students to new stories, as well as familiar favorites retold in different ways.
As a culminating project, my students will re-imagine a favorite folktale in their own way. They will write their own "fractured fairy tales" to share with their peers and families.
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