Today's class centered around African folktales from the African oral tradition of storytelling. We began with a quickwrite:
-What are the different purposes of storytelling? List as many as you can think of.
Then, in groups, students read different folktales, wrote a summary of the folktale they read, and explained the purpose or message of the tale. We shared these out as a class.
Then, I assigned the homework. It is attached below.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.