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 created our own vocabulary lists this week, using the Word Cluster Graphic Organizer. Please watch for that. Students need to bring it home with them to study for the upcoming vocabulary test, which will be given on, Friday, March 23, 2012.

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

  1. we take time to 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 list the stories we’ve already read as well as the ones we’re currently reading. 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 last 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!

Remember, this Friday, March 16, is the last day to turn in make-up work or extra credit for 3rd quarter! 

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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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