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The Legend of the Corn

LEVEL4:  PRE-INTERMEDIATE

The Legend of the Corn is a nice tale about the origin of maize from the Native-American Arikara tribe. The book offers cross-cultural content, an authentic literary text and amazing illustrations which together create a unique atmosphere

  • Native American Legend
  • Writer: Katharine Berry Judson
  • Illustrator: Tamás Czuder
  • Narrator: Jason Serguine

FOCUS OF THE GAMES:
• summarizing the story with a gap-filling exercise
• vocabulary building by defining adjectives
• learning the parts of the maize by labelling them

IN THE CLASSROOM:
Native-American stories are a great way to teach about history, culture, storytelling, literature and the significance of fantasy. Have your students benefit from their input and encourage them to create their own tale about the origin of another plant. Develop their cooperative and writing skills as well as their creativity in an engaging way.