Tanaeka  the short story Ta-Na-E-Ka by Mary Whitebird
This product includes a Powerpoint, two- day lesson plan, and several worksheets.

Created to be fully useful, this is a straightforward lesson plan with worksheets that I have found to be very successful with "Ta-Na-E-Ka," a short story on traditions.

I use this at the beginning of the year when teaching the plot mountain.

---2 EATS lesson plan with an Essential Question, preview vocabulary, activating strategy, teaching strategies and a summarizing strategy (Exit Ticket).
---4 worksheets- Just print and go!
---Answer keys
---An extra (optional) worksheet for differentiated instruction.

The lesson has a sample answer to the Essential Question, which I have found to be EXTREMELY helpful for students to see before they are expected to write. The sample is on "The Three Little Pigs." A link to the story is provided if you want to read the story to your students.

I have also included the lesson plan, worksheet and sample for PALS reading- as I've found this to be an effective strategy.

External and Internal conflict are discussed.

Thanks so much! ~Kim
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Created: Mar 16, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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