Folklore Journal Lesson Plans

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Students: it’s possible that Mrs. Sparhawk took grades on the D.O.L. (grammar assignment) today. Please ask her if she did. If so, it’s now possible to download a D.O.L. makeup sheet right here on Clipboards. Just click on the “Assignments” button at the top and download one of the D.O.L. makeup assignments. (Or you can just get one from the makeup work center at school.)

Parents: we were given a new vocabulary list this week. Please watch for that. Students need to bring  it home with them and study for the upcoming vocabulary test, which will be given on Friday, March 9, 2012.

Students: Mrs. Sparhawk will be teaching a folklore unit. It works like this:

  1. we read a story from a specific culture
  2. we enter information from that story in our folklore journal
  3. we read another story from another world culture
  4. we enter info from that story in our folklore journal

Etc…   So if you are absent on a day when we read a story, just look at the whiteboard. It will tell you which stories we’ve already read. Mrs. Sparhawk has the books for all of the stories she has read aloud. Some of the stories we read will be from the literature books. You may need to set an appointment to come in at lunch to do the reading that you missed, as we have a limited number of books. Once you’ve read the story you missed, then you can fill out your folklore journal for that story.

If you’ve forgotten what some of our literary terms mean (like plot, setting, theme, etc.), take a look at the back of this week‘s vocabulary list. All of those literary terms are clearly defined for you, so you can fill out your journal on your own, if need be.

It’s important to keep up in the folklore journal, as we’ll be writing an essay on these stories for the sixth grade class to read and critique. If you’re missing notes, you may find it difficult to do the writing assignment that comes later. So try not to fall behind!

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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