Exploring Cultures through Fairytales

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Exploring Cultures through Fairytales. Discovering Others through Reading & Writing Jill Haltom North Star of Texas Writing Project Lewisville ISD June 17, 2004. Objectives. Integrate reading and writing with social studies (World Geography) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Exploring Cultures through FairytalesDiscovering Others through Reading &amp; Writing</p><p>Jill HaltomNorth Star of Texas Writing ProjectLewisville ISDJune 17, 2004</p></li><li><p>ObjectivesIntegrate reading and writing with social studies (World Geography)Use reading and writing as tools for learning/discovery of different culturesReinforce story structure through exploration of childrens booksPromote learning in a social context</p></li><li><p>Research TheoryLearning through Writing :What is striking about writing as a process is that, by its very nature, all three ways [enactive, iconic &amp; representational modes of learning]are simultaneously employed. (Emig, 1983, pg. 126)</p><p>Integrating Subjects:Writing is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. (Zinsser, 1988, pg. 16)</p></li><li><p>Research TheorySocial Context:Cooperative learning promotes higher achievement than competitive and indivi-dualistic learning structures across all age levels, subject area, and almost all task. (Kagan, 1994, pg. 3:1) What the child can do in cooperation today he can do alone tomorrow. (Vygotsky, 1962, pg. 26)</p></li><li><p>Learning Layout</p><p>MaterialsApproachChart paper, (Traditional story of Cinderellaoptional)Whole class: review story structure of Cinderellarecord story on chart paperChart paper, overhead or dry erase boardWhole class: brainstorm cultural detailsBubba, the Cowboy Prince by Helen KettemanRead aloud to classChart paper, overhead or dry erase boardShared writing: map story structure (Same as above)Shared writing: record cultural details/differences</p></li><li><p>Learning Layout</p><p>Manila or white construction paper, map pencils or markersIndividual: each student creates a visual representation of cultural differences in his/her CinderellaGroup cardsSmall Groups: students rotate to share &amp; compareStudents journals or notecards*(*Use notecards if collecting for evaluation.)Closure: students record what they have learned, including any further questions. Invite to SHARE! </p></li><li><p>Writing ExtensionStudents create their own Cinderella story:</p><p>Current culture of students familyRegional culture of United States Different time era (Civil War era, 1920s, 60s, etc.)Time era of parents or grandparentsLiterature connection: write from time era in a novelStudent chooses research area &amp; genre</p><p>NOTE: Use story structure chart &amp; cultural differences chart for prewriting, research and/or revising. </p></li><li><p>Publishing IdeasArrange for students to read stories to elementary school classesDisplay books in school libraryAllow for story to be adapted into a play &amp; perform (PTA?)Wherever there is a REAL audiencePUBLISH!</p></li><li><p>TEKS ConnectionsLanguage Arts TEKS, Grade 6:</p><p>Reading: 1 A; 3A; 4A,B,C; 8 A,B,C,D; 10A, C, D, E, G, I, L; 11 A, B, C, D; 12 B, C, E, F, G; 13 A, E; 14 A, B, C</p><p>Writing: 15A, C; 18A, 20A</p></li><li><p>ReferencesEmig, Janet (1983). The Web of Meaning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.Kagan, Spencer (1994). Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan.Vygotsky, Lev (1962). Edited and translated by Eugenia Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar. Thought and Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Zinsser, William (1988). Writing to Learn. New York, NY: Harper &amp; Row Publishers.</p></li><li><p>Fairytale BibliographyClimo, Shirley. 1989. The Egyptian Cinderella. Ill. Ruth Heller. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 069004822XClimo, Shirley. 1999. The Persian Cinderella. Ill. Robert Florczak. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 0060267631DePaola, Tomie. 2002. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story. New York: G. P. Putnams Sons. 0399238662.Han, Oki S. 1996. Kongi and Poti: a Cinderella Story from Korea. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. 0803715714.Hickox, Rebbeca. 1998. The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella. Ill. Will Hillenbrand. New York: Holiday House Book. 0823413314Ketteman, Helen. 1997. Bubba the Cowboy Prince. Ill. James Warhola.New York: Scholastic Press. 0590255061.</p></li><li><p>Fairytale BibliographyAi-Ling, Louie. 1982. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Ill. Ed Young. New York: Philomel Books. 039920900XMartin, Rafe. 1992. The Rough-Face Girl. Ill. David Shannon. New York: G. P. Putnams Sons. 0399218599Sanderson, Ruth. 2002. Cinderella. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 0316779652.San Souci, Robert D. 1998. Cendrillon. Ill. Brian Pinkney. New York: Simon &amp; Schuster Books for Young Readers. 068980668XSan Souci, Robert D. 1994. Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story. Ill. Dan San Souci. New York: Delacorte Press. 0385312024.</p></li></ul>