Asian Folktales Teacher Resources

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Reader's Theater: Presenting Asian Folktales

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create and perform folktale plays. For this reader's theater and Asian literature lesson, students work in groups to rewrite Asian folktales into scripts and perform the folktales for their class in a Reader's Theater. Lesson...
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Build Listening Skills With Asian Folktales

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners read five folktales. After each folktale is read students use a map to find the location of the country of the tale's origin. Next, learners answer comprehension questions related to each folktale.
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Act it Out: Dramatizing Asian American Stories

For Teachers K - 12th
Read and act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from various Asian American cultures with your class. Each group reads a story aloud and then works together to create a short play or skit about the story. Suggestions for stories are...
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Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.
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Asian Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A great way to learn to understand people and their environment is to study their folktales. Stories from China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Persia, and Palestine offer an opportunity for readers to investigate the cultures of Asia. A list of...
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Reader's Theater: Presenting Asian Folktales

For Teachers K - 12th
Students, working in groups, rewrite Asian folktales as Reader's Theater scripts. Depending on grade level, they visit Websites and copy assigned stories. Students then perform their versions for classmates.
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Asian America: Heritage Experience

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners of all ages read and discuss books about Asian America. In this Asian-America lesson plan, different books for every age group are listed and various teaching strategies are suggested. Great tips cover virtually every grade level!
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Chinese Folktales: An Illustrating Activity

For Teachers 2nd
In need of a really good lesson that incorporates literature, art, and cultural themes? After hearing a traditional Chinese folktale and discussing cultural themes and symbolism, learners create original illustrations for the story. This...
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Using Southeast Asian Folktales to Teach Reading and Writing

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils use maps to locate the countries of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. In groups, they compare and contrast the three countries in regard to their culture, morals and values. They read various examples of folktales and write their...
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Southeast Asian Folktales

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders locate and identify the countries of Southeast Asia on a map. In groups, they compare and contrast photographs and artifacts from their own lives with those living in Asia. They write their own folktales based off of...
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Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding. 
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How Tiger Got His Stripes: A Folktale from Vietnam (Kindergarten)

For Teachers K Standards
Differentiate English language arts instruction with a instructional activity that features the Vietnamese folktale How Tiger Got His Stripes. Scholars examine words that begin with the letter t, recall a folktale's details, write a...
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Celebrating Asian and Pacific-Island Heritage

For Teachers K - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities surrounding Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
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Language Arts Exploration

For Teachers 4th
While an interesting lesson idea involving the exploration of a story about an Asian American boy named Imduk, a teacher would need to have assess to the Scott Foresman reading program to make this work. If not, a teacher could use...
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Folktales Reflect Chinese Philosophy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore Confucianism and Daoism. In this world history lesson plan, students Compare and contrast the basic tenants of Confucianism and Daoism and identify their influence in Chinese Folktales.
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Folktales (African American, Chinese, Japanese and Korean)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a variety of activities that are concerned with comparing different cultures through the literary genre of folktales. The stories are used to stimulate student interest and provide a context for how a society...
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Ming Lo Moves the Mountain Discussion Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Have you ever read the story Ming Lo Moves the Mountain to your class? It's a fun fable about a man who wants out from under a mountain's shadow. Use these discussion questions and critical reading ideas to enhance comprehension,...
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Facts, Feats and Folklore: Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students review and discuss a variety of sayings, folklore and superstitions about spiders. They discuss this information and choose either an interesting fact or appealing foklore tradition to illustrate.
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Under the Spell of Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine spiders. In these spider lessons, students will view spider images and live spiders to determine physical characteristics, habits, and habitats. Students will examine fantasy and folklore about spiders to create and...
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Worthless to Me, Priceless to You

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Reinforce the concept of philanthropy with a language arts lesson. After reading the South Asian Indian folktale "The Drum," which exemplifies the idea of sharing with those less fortunate, learners work as a class to hold a book or...
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Dream in color

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the artwork of Xu Bing and read Monkeys Grasp for the Moon to understand the traditional Chinese folktale. In this word play lesson  students work in groups to recreate the Monkeys environment.  Students discuss the...
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Word Play

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars examine the Japanese folktale, Monkeys Grasp for the Moon. In this multicultural literature lesson, students discuss the theme of the folktale. Young scholars choose animal folktales from other Asian cultures for comparison.
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Gale's Curriculum

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders develop an understanding of Southeastern Asian culture. They increase knowledge of world geography in relation to Southeast Asian countries. Students research a variety of Southeast Asian animals and habitats to be used...
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Legends and Myths: Trickster Tales

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in groups to research the characteristics of various myths and legends. They read tales, illustrate them, record oral storytelling efforts and write an original folktale. Students then invite parents to a dramatic...

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