Fiction Lesson Plan

fables, personification, anthropomorphizing, moral
The Lion and the Mouse, by Aesop
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Latin American Folktales (Bolivia); personification
“The Revolt of the Utensils” (From Tacana, Bolivia) and “The Mouse King (From Bolivia by Amalia de Ordónez)”, both from Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions edited by John Bierhorst.
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Character creation, description
"Li Chi Slays the Serpent" from Favorite Folktales From Around the World, Edited by Jane Yolen
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to introduce fairy tales, create alternative endings, to develop sense of story and plot
"The Twelve Brothers" by the Brothers Grimm and "The Eleventh Brother" by Jean Valentine
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Observation, setting, detail
excerpt from Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
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create a legend, learn about Nigeria and oral storytelling
Required Resources: “The Bat,” “The Water-Bird,” and “How Leopard Got his Spots” from Yoruba Legends, by M. I. Ogumefu, B.A.
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Character creation and development
"The Little Glass Man," by Gianni Rodari
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Description, paragraph basics
Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville
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description, detail, place
The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
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write basic dialog from the perspective of a character
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Doug Adams
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