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Myths, Folk Tales, and Fairy Tales
Plus More

MythsFolk Tales - Tall Tales - Drama  - Poetry - Dolch Lists - Spelling - Writing 

World Myths - Fantastic site from Christopher B. Siren
   
http://home.comcast.net/~chris.s/myth.html

   World Mythology by culture
   
http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/whatismyth.html
   http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mythology/worldtalesindex.html         

Folk Tales  and Fairy Tales - Great site from Richard Darsie
   http://www.darsie.net/talesofwonder/

   Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends, and Myths from Embracing the Child
  
http://www.embracingthechild.org/fairy.html

   American Folktales - suggested ideas
    http://www.americanfolklore.net/


   Folk Tales, Legends - http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/
                           http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html
                           http://www.pitara.com/talespin/folktales.asp

   Regional Folklore and Mythology
    http://www.pibburns.com/mythregi.htm
 

     
Tall Tales:

Tall Tales
   http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-5/Exploring%20Tall%20Tales.aspx
   http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-5/Tall_Tales_Today.aspx
   http://www.americanfolklore.net/tt.html
   http://homepage.mac.com/melicenter/Writing-Talltales.html
   http://www.millville.org/Workshops_f/Dich_FOLKLORE/FOLKTEXT/folkhome.htm

   http://www.hasd.org/Faculty/DHietpas/Index.htm
   What is a Tall Tale? Powerpoint
   http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=Tall+Tales

   http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/academics/LS/4/la/4r/talltale/introres.htm

Animated Tall Tales
  
http://www.animatedtalltales.com/story_enter

      Tall Tales from Boston's Lee School
         http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/tall/ttale.html

      Tall Tale Character descriptions
         http://www.perry-lake.k12.oh.us/pes/clubs/Drama%20Club/character_descriptions.htm

     Tall Tales Webquest
         http://www.eduscapes.com/42explore/talltale.htm
         http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/shermanquest/default.htm

      Tall Tales Lesson - http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=22523
                          
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=327

      Wonderful World of Tall Tales
         http://www.germantownacademy.org/academics/ls/4/la/4r/talltale/ttintro.htm
         
      Davy Crockett Lesson Plan - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=288    

      Tall Tales Guidelines - http://www.ferrum.edu/applit/studyg/tallact.htm
          Template http://www.ferrum.edu/applit/studyg/West/htm/wrttb.htm
          How To
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3174

       Tall Tales and Tricksters - http://www.eldrbarry.net/roos/books/amer.htm



      
Reading:
           Compact for Reading & School-Home Links from DOE
                    Kindergarten - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html
                    Grade One - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table1.html
                    Grade Two - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table2.html

                    Grade Three - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table3.html
          
           Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices from DOE
            http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide.aspx?sid=8

    Standards for the English Language Arts from NCTE 
      http://www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-ira

    Tips for Faster Reading
     
http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/speed1.html
      http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/speed1.html
      http://classiclit.about.com/od/howtoread/ht/aa_improvespeed.htm

    Fairrosa Cyber Library Reading Room- online text of classics, folktales, stories, rhymes, and more
      http://www.fairrosa.info/readingroom.html
     
Fairrosa Cyber Library authors and their web pages
          http://www.fairrosa.info/cl.authors.html

Dolch Basic Word List - http://www.createdbyteachers.com/dolchlist.html

Dolch Kit includes lots of games - http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Contents.html
Dolch Sight Word Lists - http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm
                           
http://www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/brentwood/links/DolchProject/index.html
                            http://www.kidzone.ws/dolch/index.htm

Dolch Word Flash Cards - http://www.janbrett.com/games/flash_card_dolch_word_list_main.htm

                             http://www.janbrett.com/games/jan_brett_dolch_word_list_main.htm

Drama:

Reader's Theater Editions - scripts online
 
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE.html

Team Scripting and script collections
 
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/

Creative Drama Resources - http://www.creativedrama.com/

The Drama Teacher's Resource Room
   http://www.sasktelwebsite.net/erachi/

Dramatic Play Activities -
   http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/activities/movement.html?cat=movement
   http://www.childdrama.com/lessons.html
   http://www.kidactivities.net/category/Literacy-Drama-and-Drama-Games.aspx
   http://www.play-script-and-song.com/drama-lesson-plans.html                 

Improv Games - http://improvencyclopedia.org/games/index.html

Poetry Theater - http://www.poetryteachers.com/poetrytheater/theater.html

Whootie Owl's Free Play Scripts -
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/script.html

Abbott and Costello's Who's On First - http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml
                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5QjQj9Qqt8

ProTeacher Drama Resources - http://www.proteacher.com/080010.shtml

Free (or almost free) plays and skits:
      Fairy Tales on Mars http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/fairytalesonmars/

      The Spoiled Baloney Man - http://www.angelfire.com/scifi2//baloneyman/
    
Fun Scripts (includes Monty Python) - http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/theaterscripts/links.html
      Spooky skits
http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/theaterscripts/halloween.html

Poetry:

Poetry Templates - http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm

Writing Poetry from Regie Routman
  http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/teachwriting/kids_poems.htm

Poetry for Kids
 
http://www.nesbitt.com/poetry/
  http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/playing-with-poetry
 
How To Teach Poetry, Poetry Theater, and Activities web site
   http://www.poetryteachers.com/poetclass/poetclass.html

Rhyming Words Dictionary - type in a word, get a rhyming word, a synonym, or more
   http://www.rhymezone.com/

Writing Haiku -  a how-to guide
      http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/Haiku.html

Poets' Corner and more - large collection of famous poems -  listed alphabetically
   http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/

Magnetic Poetry - online - click and drag word tiles
   http://home.freeuk.com/elloughton13/scramble2.htm

Poetry from Pro Teacher - web sites for teaching poetry
   http://www.proteacher.com/070034.shtml

Types of Poetry for Kids from Mrs. Mitchell
   http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html

Spelling:

Spelling for Kids and Teachers - http://www.kathimitchell.com/spelling.htm

Spelling City - http://www.spellingcity.com/

50 commonly misspelled words 
   http://www.mclennan.edu/wc/tutorials/50_Commonly_Misspelled_Words.pdf
   http://quizlet.com/5266968/50-commonly-misspelled-words-flash-cards/
   Test - http://www.spelling.hemscott.net/misspell2.htm

Spelling Lists and Activities for Grades K-12from edHelper
  http://www.edhelper.com/spelling.htm

Fun Brain Spelling - easy to hard tests
  http://www.funbrain.com/spell/

Guidelines for Spelling and Six Ways to Practice
  http://www.resourceroom.net/readspell/guidespell.asp

Writing:

Writing Activities 
  http://www.education.com/activity/writing/
  http://www.tengrrl.com/tens/017.shtml
  http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/ideas/subj_writing.htm
 
Lessons for Teaching about Fables, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends, Myths, Tall Tales
 
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson279.shtml

Thundering Tall Tales Lesson Plans - http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=327

Teachers and Writers Collaborative
  http://www.twc.org/resources/lessons/
  Blog  http://www.twc.org/category/blog/

More writing links from Mrs. Mitchell - includes 6 Traits links
  http://www.kathimitchell.com/write.htm

Parts of Speech - http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/parts-of-speech.htm
                    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/grammar/partsofspeech/
                    http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=487&engine=2
                   
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/help.html
                    http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm
                    http://www.vocabulary.co.il/parts-of-speech/
                    Word Invasion game - http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/invasion/invasion.html

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