Tales of Old
6th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about stories of old.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about stories of old they have heard.
• Explore and apply the concept of the characteristics of a story of old and the morals these stories attempt to convey.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of what types of stories are considered stories of old.
• Orally use words that name the different types of characters and settings usually found in stories of old.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about the morals and messages that each story of old attempts to teach.
• Use key concept words [tradition, generation, storyteller, narrate, folk tales, fairy tales, imaginary, setting, character, virtue].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about stories of old:
• What are some traditional, well• known stories of old.
• Whet kinds of characters and settings are traditionally used in this type of story.
• The difference between natural stories of old and other types of stories.
• How stories of old can teach lessons.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What is a story of old? (a traditional story used to teach a moral).
• Ask students: What are some examples of stories of old? (Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc.)
• Say: There are many different stories of old. Sometimes stories of old are passed down from generation to generation. Stories of old teach us morals. What morals do stories of old teach? (don't talk to strangers, don't judge people by their appearances, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides showing them different characters and settings. Always have the student identify the setting or character and explain why or why not it would be included in a story of old.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask students which stories of old they are familiar with. After the second game, encourage them to share their own version of the tale with the class.
Close• Ask students: Make up your own story of old. Make sure it teaches a moral.
• Summarize for students that many stories of old teach morals. Morals are important lessons about life. Encourage them to think about morals that they have learned from stories of old.