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Stories for children, folktales, fairy tales and fables

Stories for children, folktales, fairy tales and fables
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Read Dating: A Fun Way to Motivate Struggling Readers “I hate reading.” No three words frustrate me more than these. What enrages me about this phrase is that it is a lie. Students love reading. They read hundreds of texts and newsfeeds every day. They just hate boring reading. But ultimately, what frustrates me most is that we teachers create this perception by killing the joy of reading. Reading a book is like dating. 1. 2. 3. Similarly, books can be really boring in their exposition. 4. Maybe if we approached reading in our classrooms like dating, we wouldn't be such atrocious matchmakers. We then create an arranged marriage in which we force our kids to go on date after date, no matter how much they can't stand the relationship. If we want students to love reading, we have to teach them to approach reading like dating—and then let them date freely. Now, if you are like me, you have set curricula that requires certain texts. So, if you're ready to make your students love reading, then help them be lovers with the tips below. 6. 7.

oral story telling Fairy Tales by Hanna Fjeld on Prezi A great interactive resource! Read the story book about the missing ice cream. Then go through the exercises to learn about the structure of a story including the characters, the setting and the plot line for the events of the story. You can use your understanding of these elements with anything you read or watch. Status: Published Updated date: Mon, 12/15/2014 - 02:16 When reading it is important to be able to tell the difference between facts and ideas/opinions. Read this biography and learn about the baseball player Jackie Robinson. Reading and listening comprehension about the terrible fires in Australia in 2009. Storytelling Day – Much More Than Enjoyable Trip To Fantasy World Learning Myths, Writing Myths Overview As a supplement to a social studies unit on Ancient Greece, students will investigate mythology as an exploration of universal themes. Students will begin by studying different myths and will demonstrate academic growth by creating an original myth that conforms to the standard guidelines. Objectives Students will: Infer characteristics from an example story to construct a definition of the word "myth"Compare and contrast story elements from three different myths using a graphic organizerAdapt mythological stories into a skit format and then present their adaptation to the classUse print and nonprint sources to conduct a character study of mythological heroes Culminating Activity Creating an Original Myth After studying different myths, students work independently or in small groups to create a new one. Supporting Books Books for Teaching Ancient Greece and Mythology

The Most Read Book Among High School Seniors From Each State, in One Surprising Map Native Americans living in the Northeast, like Game of Thrones fans, knew one thing at this time of year: Winter is coming. As such, now was the time for one last glut of food before a four-month-at-least period of traveling along with migrating prey in order to hunt for fresh food. In that sense, yes, Native American harvest feasts are a clear primogenitor to today's Thanksgiving. But the truth is more complex. As Thanksgiving matured as a holiday in the Americas, many of the inhabitants in the United States — Native Americans, settlers and enslaved Africans — contributed elements of our modern Thanksgiving meal to the table. If Thanksgiving is an American tradition, then its roots are as varied and widespread as America, as well. He added, "And when you know and you understand that it becomes a lot harder to make pronouncements about people or even yourself when you understand how things really came to be." TWithout turkey, Thanksgiving would be a flightless bird.

Oscar Wilde online | The Works and Life of Oscar Wilde 20 Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories. I Didn't Think It Was Possible Until #5... When The Hair On My Neck Stood Up March 5, 2014 Ever since I was a little kid I've loved sharing ghost stories around a campfire which is probably why I love watching horror movies. And every single time I finish watching one, well, a good one... I kick myself for not picking out a comedy instead. Someone on reddit asked the question, "What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?" I honestly didn't think it was possible to give me chills from such a limited amount of words... Photo Credit: BHF Photography 1. 2. 3.Growing up with cats and dogs, I got used to the sounds of scratching at my door while I slept. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Enjoy sleeping with the lights on tonight... Source Share101K Tweet1K

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21 Actual Analogies Used By High School Students in English Essays. 1. When she tried to sing, it sounded like a walrus giving birth to farm equipment. 2. Her eyes twinkled, like the moustache of a man with a cold. 3. She was like a magnet: Attractive from the back, repulsive from the front. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Young writers are capable of magic when it comes to the written word.