After reading the anti-bullying tale called ‘How the Tortoise got cracks in his shell’, students will respond to six Bloom’s Taxonomy questions.
The teacher can use the questions as listed on the Examiner.com link called “Writing assignment: How the Tortoise got cracks in his shell.”
Alternatively, the teacher can print off the downloadable free worksheet called “Let’s write about the anti-bullying tale called ‘How the Tortoise got cracks in his shell’.”
What’s the story about?
Story Description: The Grandmothers of the Kikuyu tribe of Kenya tell stories to teach the children important lessons like don't be greedy. One of those children, Ann Njeri Mwangi, orally shared this tale with me in 1990.
Many of the birds were invited to a party in Heaven. Tortoise convinced them that a way must be found to bring him along as he was such a Sweet Talker. Read about his elaborate con job.
Listen to this Character Education tale and see if you agree it also has a strong message about the necessity of being a strong Leader and Trustworthy.
Other lesson plan links for this story
- Section 1: Lesson Objectives
- Section 2: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘K’ and ‘W’ questions)
- Section 3: Vocabulary
- Section 4: Story
- Section 5: Popcorn Review
- Section 6: Role-Play
- Section 7: Main idea discussion (Questions are built into the role-play.)
- Section 8: Writing assignment
- Section 9: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘L’ questions)
Bonus: Role-play slideshow: How the Tortoise got cracks in his shell
- Bonus: Printable anti-bullying worksheet: Write about ‘How the Tortoise got cracks in his shell’ (See above article and downloadable worksheet.)
Check out the bonus video: How to draw a Tortoise
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