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4th Grade - Literature Reflects Culture

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Develop an awareness of literature as a reflection of its culture. 0401.8.16


Links verified on 10/31/2010


  1. Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text - Students compare and contrast the two types of text in terms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrative stories provide students with a context to begin studying a content area topic, and thus, this lesson emphasizes the integration of curriculum.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Bear's Race with Turtle - Indian myth [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Children's Books Online in a variety of languages - posted by artist and designer, Asbjorn Lonvig in Denmark
  4. Exploring World Cultures Through Folk Tales - foster an atmosphere of inquiry and appreciation for other cultures as students learn about and read various folk tales from around the world. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. How Buzzard Got His Clothing - Indian myth [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch - analysis of this book about a Mexican-American family, students write descriptions of the book's pictures and discuss what family traditions are. They then create a class book, which includes their artwork. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books - begin by reading alphabet books about a variety of cultures, including D is for Doufu: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture. They then select a culture to study and work in groups to conduct research into the history and symbols of their selected culture. A lesson plan can be found at this site



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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