Many stories tell about the friendship or love between two people. Sometimes one of the characters is faithful and true, but the other is untrue and hurts the one who is loyal. The Skeleton's Dance is a Japanese folktale, a tale of good versus bad.
As they engage in this story, students will be learning the meaning of the following words, as they are used in text: companion, evil, thieve, attack, gamble, kimono, clattering, castle, whip, sentence.
Working in small groups, students will continue to apply their learning of how elements of a story work together to make the plot. Students will create a plot flow map for The Skeleton's Dance. Using adjectives learned in previous unit, students will complete a double bubble map to compare the characters in the story. Once completed, they will be presenting their maps to the class.
There will be a quiz on Friday, where students will demonstrate and apply their learning about the elements of a story.