Teachers and students will discuss that the folktale is from Scotland and will briefly discuss a few common facts about the country of Scotland.
Students should gather around the globe or map and try to find Scotland. Teachers should ask the students if they have been to Scotland, know anyone from Scotland, or have a Scottish background. If so, have those students share a little bit about their experiences.
Pass a copy of the folktale out to the students and make sure each student has a copy. Then, read the story to the children.
Choose about eight to ten words from the story, such as “perplexed" and "niche", and ask the children if they know what they mean. Discuss the definitions and help the children use them in a sentence.
Discuss the story with the children. Ask each child what their favorite part of the folktale was and why.
Have the children draw their favorite scene in the story using their copy of the folktale as a reference. Have the children write one to two sentences on the back of their drawing describing the scene they choose. Then create a book with all of the children's drawings and make sure to include a copy of the folktale on the first page.
Define and discuss what a folktale is as a group.