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Myths, Folk Tales, and Fairy Tales
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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://archive.artsmia.org/world-myths/whatismyth.html
    

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

Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends, and Myths
  
https://www.kidsgen.com/fables_and_fairytales/

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


Folk Tales, Legends - http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/
                       http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html
                       https://www.pitara.com/fiction-for-kids/folktales/
                       http://www.uen.org/themepark/imagination/folk.shtml

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

Writing Folk Tales
    https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/lessons/6-8/writing-folktales/
 

     
Tall Tales:

Tall Tales - http://www.42explore.com/talltale.htm
             http://www.loving2learn.com/SuperSubjects/ReadingandLanguage/FavoriteStories2/TallTales.aspx
             https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-they-call-it-a-tall-tale
             http://www.americanfolklore.net/tt.html
             What is a Tall Tale? Powerpoint Presentations

Writing a tall tale: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/thundering-tall-tales-using-327.html?tab=4
                    http://disney.go.com/educational/2002/images/cyberlessons/talltalesworksheet.pdf
                    https://www.elacommoncorelessonplans.com/writing-standards/how-to-write-reflective-essay/lesson-plan-how-to-write-a-tall-tale.html
                    https://www.classroomtestedresources.com/2017/01/a-tall-tales-project-your-students-will.html
                    https://www.education.com/activity/article/tall-tale-story/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI__D20oPl7gIVGuy1Ch0vPw8wEAMYAiAAEgIErfD_BwE
                    http://www.millville.org/Workshops_f/Dich_FOLKLORE/FOLKTEXT/folkhome.htm

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


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.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/shermanquest/default.htm      
         
     Davy Crockett Lesson Plan - https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/davy-crockett-tall-tales-and-history
    
    
Tall Tales and Tricksters - http://www.eldrbarry.net/roos/books/amer.htm

 
Reading:
           Compact for Reading & School-Home Links from DOE
                    Kindergarten - https://www2.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html
                    Grade One - https://www2.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table1.html
                    Grade Two - https://www2.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table2.html
                    Grade Three - https://www2.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 
            https://ncte.org/resources/standards/ncte-ira-standards-for-the-english-language-arts/

          Tips for Faster Reading
     
      http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/speed1.html
            http://thinksimplenow.com/productivity/7-keys-to-reading-faster/?utm_source=feedburner
            http://classiclit.about.com/od/howtoread/ht/aa_improvespeed.htm

          International Children's Digital Library - http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
          Children's Stories online - http://bygosh.com/kids-classics/
                                    http://www.bookspot.com/onlinebooks/childrens.htm
                                    http://www.read.gov/books/
                                    http://people.ucalgary.ca/%7Edkbrown/storclas.html
           

Dolch Basic Word List - http://www.k12reader.com/dolch-word-list/

Dolch Sight Word Lists - http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm
                          http://www.kidzone.ws/dolch/index.htm
Games and Activities - http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-word-games.html
                       http://www.sightwordsgame.com/sight-word-games/
                       http://www.sightwords.com/sight-words/games/

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 - https://study.com/academy/lesson/creative-drama-definition-example.html

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
   https://www.dramanotebook.com/plays-for-kids/
                
Improv Games - http://improvencyclopedia.org/games/index.html
                 https://www.bbbpress.com/dramagames/
                 https://www.childfun.com/recommendations/best-improv-games-for-kids/
                 https://kids.lovetoknow.com/kids-activities/15-improv-games-kids

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

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

Free (or almost free) plays and skits: https://www.dramanotebook.com/plays-for-kids/
          http://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore/fine_arts_kids/theatrics/drama_scripts_skits_kids_teens/
          https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/arct14.arts.artplay/play-maker/
          https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/07fc28c7-8a84-485d-9010-6722f0e19bd2/07fc28c7-8a84-485d-9010-6722f0e19bd2/
          http://www.kidsinco.com/about/
          http://www.playsmagazine.com/

Poetry:

Poetry Templates - https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/article-write-a-structured-poem

Writing Poetry from Regie Routman - http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/kid%E2%80%99s-poems

Poetry for Kids - http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass.aspx
  http://www.poetry4kids.com/poetry/
  http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html 
 

How To Teach Poetry, Poetry Theater, and Activities
   https://www.lauracandler.com/how-to-teach-poetry-step-by-step/
   https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/tips-teaching-poetry
   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/learning/lesson-plans/22-ways-to-teach-and-learn-about-poetry-with-the-new-york-times.html
   https://poetry.arizona.edu/blog/6-poetry-lesson-plans-young-theater-artists

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/poetryclassdetail.aspx?LessonPlanID=20

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

Amanda Gorman - https://www.theamandagorman.com/
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Gorman
                  https://poets.org/poet/amanda-gorman
                  https://time.com/5933596/amanda-gorman-michelle-obama-interview/

   The Hill We Climb
   Chorus of the Captains
  

Spelling:

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

Spelling Resources and Strategies - http://www.supersummary.com/spelling-guide/

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

50 commonly misspelled words - http://quizlet.com/5266968/50-commonly-misspelled-words-flash-cards/
   100 - https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/spelling-and-word-lists/misspelled.html
   K-4 lists - https://www.readingrockets.org/article/basic-spelling-vocabulary-list
   Tips to avoid misspellings - https://www.thoughtco.com/commonly-misspelled-words-in-english-1692761
  
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.html
  http://www.resourceroom.net/readspell/

              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

Writing Process - http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?grade=14&resource_type=6&type=8&learning_objective=31
                  http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=6&type=8&learning_objective=31&grade=13
                  

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/
                   https://www.weareteachers.com/parts-of-speech-activities/
                   https://www.theclassroomkey.com/2014/05/how-to-teach-parts-of-speech.html
                   http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm
                   http://www.vocabulary.co.il/parts-of-speech/
                   https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/grammar

Word Invasion game -
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/invasion/invasion.html

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