Tell Me a Tale
Starting with the El Yunque National Forest quarter, the students will access the national forest's website to understand how to help protect the environment for future plants and animals. The students will demonstrate an understanding of a folk tale, personification, and the writing process and of ways to protect the Earth for the Puerto Rican parrot and Coqui tree frog by writing a folk tale using the “In Their Own Words” and “Write Me A Tale” worksheets.
El Yunque National Forest Quarter Reverse
Map of the United States and Puerto Rico
In Their Own Words
Write Me A Tale
Writing Process Checklist
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National Council for the Social Studies (www.socialstudies.org)
- People, Places, and Environment
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org)
- Life Science: Organisms and environments