These folk tales tell the stories of two farmers. The first farmer is an honest man who finds a pot of gold and has to decide whether to keep it. The second farmer is a clever man who needs to escape from a hungry tiger. Features of the Book – Direct speech, – Short stories, – Specialised vocabulary – Vietnam, clay, lesson, plough, buffalo, cleverness, – Third-person narrative, Word Study Opportunities – Irregular plural – thieves, – Verb endings “ed” and “ing” – looked, lifted, buried, ploughing, talking, watching, – Compound words – something, someone, without, inside, outside, anything, Purpose A Pot of Gold/The Clever Farmer can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – identifying the features of different genres, – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – exploring problem resolution, – exploring homophones, – forming and supporting opinions about a text, – writing alternative endings for a story, For more information please see our Lesson Plan.
Guided Reading Level21
GenreFolk Tale/Traditional Story
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Communication | Problem Solving
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Forming opinions