A student of mine asked, "What is a folktale?" I used this website to help support my answer : www.wisegeek.com A folktale is a type of traditional story that tries to explain or understand the world. Such stories were orally passed down through the generations and feature morals or lessons. The stories usually take place long ago in a faraway place and are woven around talking animals, royalty, peasants, or mythical creatures.
This program, featuring real kid-on-the-street interviews, fun animation and typical scenarios of friendship dilemmas, will help your students learn new tips for navigating the world of friendships. Worksheets and lesson plans are designed to promote classroom discussion and encourage your students to think about what it means to be a good friend.
"Do you know how many books with boys in them I read?" she said. "You should read girl books, too. Not reading them just because they're about girls is sexist." I'm pretty certain that what my 9-year old told her classmate was more than most adults can muster.
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