About This Chapter
5th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches - Chapter Summary
Use these convenient study resources to help your 5th graders review famous myths, speeches and stories. This chapter's lessons examine several speeches, stories and myths that are commonly taught in 5th grade English classes, such as The Gettysburg Address, Native American stories and the novel Little Women. To make sure your students have taken away the most important concepts from each lesson, we encourage you to assign them the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam.
- Little Women
- 'A Tale of the Oki Islands'
- The tale of Morning Star & Scarface
- Native American tricksters stories
- The Gettysburg Address
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help studying the stories, myths and speeches they've been leaning in class will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to study stories that are typically taught at the 5th grade level.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding 5th grade stories
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about famous stories, myths and speeches
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about myths, stories and speeches
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover story, myth or speech your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about stories, myths and speeches.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands important stories, myths and speeches by completing the 5th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches chapter exam.
1. Little Women: Summary, Characters & Author
Louisa May Alcott's ''Little Women'' is one of the most famous classic novels of American children's fiction. This lesson will introduce you to the story and its characters, and it will briefly look at the book's popularity and theme.
2. A Tale of the Oki Islands: Lesson for Kids
'A Tale of the Oki Islands' is the legend of a brave young girl who goes on a dangerous mission to free her father who has been banished to a far-off island in Japan. In this lesson, you will learn what a legend is, as well as the plot and characters of this Japanese story.
3. Morning Star & Scarface: The Sun Dance - Lesson for Kids
Morning Star and Scarface are two characters that frequently show up in legends from the Blackfoot tribe, who originally lived in Montana. This lesson discusses one legend featuring these two, which tells the origins of the Sun Dance.
4. Native American Trickster Stories: Lesson for Kids
If you have ever been tricked before, or you like to do the tricking, you will enjoy Native American trickster tales. In this lesson, learn more about what a trickster tale is and the roles its characters play.
5. Gettysburg Address Lesson for Kids Facts & Summary
What is perhaps the most famous speech in US history? Hint: it was delivered both at a battlefield and a cemetery. Read on to find out more about the Gettysburg Address and how it helped to change the United States forever.
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Other chapters within the 5th Grade English course
- 5th Grade English: Word Recognition & Understanding
- 5th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
- 5th Grade English: Literary Terms
- 5th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 5th Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 5th Grade English: Poetry & Drama
- 5th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
- 5th Grade English: Parts of Speech
- 5th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 5th Grade English: Sentence Types & Construction
- 5th Grade English: Writing Basics & Techniques
- 5th Grade English: Types of Writing
- 5th Grade English: Speaking & Listening