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Folklore, Fables, Myths and Tales Tags: folklore fables myths fairytales reading comprehension

The following Google Docs lesson and worksheet about fables, folktales and myths includes links to each type of tale, with an area to fill in the theme of each one. Make a copy of it so you can edit it. Share it as is, or tweak it your own way, and then share it with others.

Here are some additional free resources:

Long Long Time Ago Stories for Children:†

Fables, folktales, fairytales, myths;† a section that tells the stories behind some well-known nursery rhymes, and a couple of tales from history: King Robert of Scotland, and Ashoka, great emperor of India.

Myths and Legends

Most of the stories on this site are from around England, but also include tales from other parts of the world. You can read the story or listen to it, access a storyís origins, and get teaching ideas for the stories. Thereís also a story creator so you can tell your own tales.†

Generosity of Spirit Folktales

This unit includes 20 lessons using tales†from around the world that illustrate the themes of giving and philanthropy. Suggested for high school level.

Aesopís Fables Reading Comprehension

Download four fables and answer sheets here. Read more Aesop's Fables online atLit2Go.

Literature Study Guides Tags: progeny press book summaries book recommendations lesson plans

Free literature guides can be found at:

Glencoe Guides: Include background information on the novels and activity pages.†

Holt Guides: For middle and high school fiction, drama and poetry.

Shmoop: Offers complete analysis, including themes, plot, characters, etc. Has sections for questions, quizzes, and essay suggestions. Has a middle-school section.

The Best Notes: Analysis of literary elements; chapter summaries and notes; vocabulary, study questions, and essay and book report ideas.

Pink Monkey: Summaries and study guides.

Lit Lovers: Reading guides feature summaries, author bios, and review questions. There are also generic questions that can be used for any fiction or non-fiction books.

Generic Questions: For analyzing setting, plot, character, point of view, symbolism and theme.

Study Guides for Specific Books:

A Wrinkle in Time:

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

The Giver

Holes

The Hobbit

Uncle Tom's Cabin

The Scarlet Letter: Includes instructions for three activities: character log; discussion/debate; and final paper. †

The Lemonade War

Macbeth

Frankenstein

The Color Purple

Treasure Island

Free Elementary Animal Science Readers Tags: reading comprehension science books science books for kids harcourt science non fiction books readers leveled readers

Click on the links below to download for free a variety of science books about animals for grades K - 5. The books are from 10 - 15 pages, with questions at the end.

Grade 1

A Frog's Life

Animals of the Forest

How Animals Survive

Grade 2

The Ant

Hamsters

Orangutans

Ponies

The Prairie Dog

Prairie Babies

Watching Arctic Wolves

Grade 3

Amazing Animal Tales

Birds and Their Nests

Falcons in the Sky

Guide Dog School

Monkeys Making a Difference

Owl Life

Grade 4

The Animals of the La Brea Tarpits

Animals on the Move

Grade 5

The Gentle Lions of the Sea

Whales of the World

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