Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: Long ago, bears in the forest had long black furry tails. One day, a bear bumps into a wily fox with a sick sense of humor. The result is a new look for bears.
Roles: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Narrator 4, Narrator 5, Fox, Bear
Setting: A forest long ago
Props: (optional) long piece of butcher paper to create a lake with a cut-out hole; paper fox ears; paper bear ears
Follow-Up Activity: Let students imagine what it might be like to have a long tail and what it might be like to have a short tail. Ask: What are the benefits of each? Organize student responses on a T chart, using headings: Long, Short. Students then can choose the most interesting response to illustrate and write about in sentence form. Example: "I would like to have a ___tail so I could ___________."
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Article by Susan LaBella
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