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Jack and the Beanstalk + PDF & Word Files


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  1. Fi-Fi-Fo-Fum and all that 
  2. Is Jack a Villain 
  3. Beans for Cows and not a Bitcoin in sight 
  4. That Harp was really getting on my nerves
  5. Jack writes a Recount 
  6. The Giant writes a Recount 
  7. First, Pay Attention Jack


Teachers – Grow Key Skills Through the Magic of Jack and the Beanstalk

Want an enchanting new way to cultivate essential literacy and learning abilities in your students? Just plant these 7 versatile Jack and the Beanstalk lessons in your primary classroom!

Built around the beloved fairy tale, these ready-to-use resources leverage the wonder of Jack’s adventure to teach core writing concepts from letters and recounts to summaries and instructions. Fun, imagination-grabbing activities put students in Jack’s shoes as they flexibly apply new techniques.

But the learning beanstalk doesn’t stop stretching up! The lessons also incrementally develop students’ mastery of 8 key evidence-based learning strategies including critical thinking, collaboration, self-assessment and metacognition. Bite-sized excerpts explain the research behind a specific skill and how to leverage it in your teaching.

So in one efficient package, you get the best of both worlds – delightful story-themed literacy tasks fused with the nurturing of essential future-proofing talents. Students reimagine a treasured narrative while unconsciously honing abilities like analysis, teamwork and reflection.

The reviewers spotlight how these lessons achieve that coveted fusion of literacy enjoyment and long-term competency-building. Their ability to silently cultivate crucial skills through a motivational story context has earned them a perfect 5 stars.

So for a multifaceted way to cover diverse learning goals enjoyably, sow these magic bean resources in your primary classroom. As the reviews make clear, when it comes to enriching education, Jack and the Beanstalk offers a giant’s golden eggs worth of potential!

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed across these Jack and the Beanstalk lessons. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


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Jack and the Beanstalk + PDF & Word Files