South American Folktales Highlander School Mrs. Cavanagh’s 3rd Grade Class Blair Brendli & Kristen Boyd RISD MAT 2011
• Unit Goal: ArHsts use storytelling (verbal & visual) to beLer understand and communicate the culture of a country • Lesson Goal: ArHsts can use creaHve wriHng and illustraHons to construct an exciHng folktale that expresses ideas about a culture. • Assignment: Create a folktale book that reﬂects South American culture through wriHng and art. Complete a planning guide and storyboard, which documents the process of creaHng the ﬁnal piece. Remember to think about what characterisHcs make up an exciHng folktale and engaging folk art.
Lesson Objec5ves: As a result of Evalua5on Criteria/Evidence of Success instruc5on students will be able to: IdenHfy the characterisHcs that make up a Students acHvely parHcipate in class folktale and folk art and recognize how discussions about folktales and folk art. these communicate ideas about a culture. Their ﬁnal book reﬂects that they can accurately indenHfy the characterisHcs of a folktale and folk art. Create a folktale book that reﬂects South Student’s ﬁnal books include disHnct American Culture through wriHng and art. references to South American Culture. The illustraHons reveal an understanding of South American Folk Art through forms, colors, paLern and design. Create a storyboard and other planning Student’s planning guides and storyboards guides to assist in the creaHon of a ﬁnal show observable progress in research and work. evolving ideas. Reﬂect and talk about the South American Students can accurately idenHfy the content that is incorporated in folktale cultural aspects of South America in the books. content of their folktale as well as in their illustraHons.
Planning Guides • hat country does your story W take place in? • hat is the landscape like W there? • hat types of animals are W there? • hat does your main character look like? Draw your character. W• escribe your character. D• hat is the main problem in your folktale? W• ow does your main character ﬁnd a soluHon to the problem? H