This traditional African folktale is a story about how animals learn to deal with drought and to respect each other. In the end the turtle unexpectedly saves the day.
This play contains a high level of important pleasant repetition to ensure support and enhance learning for all elementary students. By the end of this 50-hour instructional unit most students should be able to complete their own 10-page story extensions entirely in French.
Whole-Class Activities Book
Including whole-class activities in ten-minute segments, classroom systems, a master calendar, evaluation blackline masters, vocabulary lists and game cards.
Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters
Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
The songs (with instrumental versions)
Fun Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
PowerPoint™ of the play
Additional reference materials
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production
A fairy has lost her ability to be the free spirit that she was. But, with the help of a friend, she is able to turn things around. The story shows the importance of friendship and that we do not need to be perfect to help each other.
Story: Jacqueline Kelly Illustrations: Stan Gadziola Appropriate for ages: 7-12
Manigan is a gentle giant and steward of the Earth who uses his bounty to aid those in need. He helps a couple of people who unfortunately take advantage of his kindness and eat up his stores of food. When the giant becomes weak, the couple realize that they have to give back to the one who has given them so much and they nurture Manigan back to health. This tale, which evokes First Nations wisdom, is a parable that reminds us of the need to treat our world with respect, and not just as something to be viewed as a resource for human consumption.
Story: Jacqueline Kelly Illustrations: Jana Tublinshlak Appropriate for ages: 7-12
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