GradesK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Brief DescriptionStudents read six tales -- one from each of six continents -- and fill out a passport as they read. Student work sheet provided.
Keywordsliterature, story, stories, passport, tale, myth
In this lesson, students read myths, folktales, fairy tales, and tall tales from around the world and complete a passport recording the continents they "visited."
Provide each student with a copy of the Passport to Stories Around the World student work sheet, and ask students to cut the work sheet in half along the dotted line. The left half will become the cover of the student's passport. The right half (with the student's identifying information and photograph) will be the first page of the passport. Have students staple additional pages to the passport; each subsequent spread of blank pages provides space for students to record information about the stories they read, including:
As students fill out the passport pages, stamp the page with the date the student "visited" each country.
Students can use library or online resources to find a variety of stories. Online resources include the following:
Invite students to copy the information in their passports onto 3- by 5-inch cards. Arrange the cards around a world map on a classroom bulletin board. Use yarn to connect each card to the story's country of origin.
Check students' work, and stamp each passport page as students complete it.
Lesson Plan Source
LANGUAGE ARTS: English