How and Why Folktales How and Why Folktales from Around the World is a collection of twelve stories from eleven varied cultures (see the map on page vi). Each of the stories is recorded. To listen, use the audio control bar. There is another control bar next to the Pronounce These Words activity so that you can listen to the pronunciation of the vocabulary. It is helpful to work with other students, but most of the activities in this book can be done independently. Here are suggestions: • Key Words. Do you know these words? They are used in the story. If you don’t know them, look them up or try to understand them from the following reading. • Read. The key words are used in this short reading that introduces the main idea in the story. • Answer. These questions can be answered by looking again at the first short reading. • Discuss. Although the questions are intended to be discussed by two or more people, they can also prepare you to think about the events and meaning of the story. • The Story. Read and/or listen. Consider the illlustration. What does it show? • New Words. If you discovered new words in the story, write them down and look them up. • Write T for True and F for False. After you have read the story, check your comprehension. The answers are in the story. Then write your score on page 97. • Write. Finish these sentences. If you can, show your sentences to a friend or teacher to be sure they are good sentences. • Read, Write, and Look Again. You can fill in the blanks from memory or re-read the story. You can also click on the listening icon and fill in the banks while you listen. You can write on a separate piece of paper, or if it is easier for you to print out the “Read, write, and look again” activities, you may do so. • Pronounce these words. Click on the icon to hear the words; then try to say them. • Use these words. Type in the words from this list above to fill in the blanks. You can check your own work, using the answers beginning on page 106 – click on the red page numbers. Or click on the icon. This will check your answers, show you your mistakes, give you the correct answer, and give you a score for that activity. The sentences in this interactive activity sometimes refer back to previous stories, so it is helpful to read them in order. To answer some of them, you will also need to use your skills with inferences and paraphrasing. • Write a sentence for each word. If you can, check your sentences with a friend. • Listen to and tell the story. Listen again. Follow along reading if that is helpful. Then tell the story yourself using the prompts given. • Put on a Play. Write a script for the play. and then read it with some friends.
This Enhanced eBook includes a desktop version which may be used offline. Download the BOP (zip) file for use on either a Windows PC, or a Mac. For Android, download the app to your device. In both cases, use the unique keycode on the product page to gain full access to either version. If unsure, check the Help pages here.