Lesson Plan

How and Why Stories

In this lesson, students have a great time using their imaginations to collaborate and create their own story following the "how and why" style of common folktales.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to work as a group to express and share their ideas. They will also be able to write and illustrate their own "how and why" story.


(5 minutes)
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  • Before reading How the Camel Got His Hump, ask your students to name some animals with interesting characteristics.
  • Tell the students they will listen to a story about why an animal is the way it is. Allow them to make predictions about the story.
  • Tell the students that this style of storytelling is called "how and why" and that the stories are not factual, or filled with facts.