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Ben Gould

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The Silly Monkeys - Reading Activity

Today in class we read an old folk tale from India that goes back 2500 years. The purpose of today's learning was to develop an understanding of qualities of characters in a story and the moral of a story. Today's activity is broken into four parts. 1. I'm going to read the first paragraph and then you will predict what is going to happen next and why? 2. Second part is going to be based around a discussion. We will clarify any words or parts of the story that you do not understand and will answer the following questions: A. How close were students' predictions to what happened in the story? B. Do monkeys usually appear silly to students? Were the monkeys in the story silly? C. What harm came from the monkey king's decision to pull up the plants? D. What would have happened if the monkeys had stayed in the garden with their king? E. What might have happened to the monkey king later? F. Have students ever been in a situation like that of the monkeys? 3. Part three is I want you to explain what is meant by the qualities of a character? I want you to write a few sentences describing the qualities of each character in the story. 4. The final section I want you to explain what is meant by the moral of a story? I want you to write a suitable moral for The Silly Monkeys. This is to be completed as a Keynote Presentation addressing all the areas around story that we've read. Please make sure you've answered in full sentence answers and you've given each of the areas headings.

5th Grade, 6th Grade, Reading
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