Hansel and Gretel
Red takes one of Peter Piper's peppers without asking and he gets mad. The Super Readers turn to the story of Hansel and Gretel to see what happens when the children sample the witch's gingerbread house without permission. Without sugar-coating the situation, the witch tells her side of the story. The lesson teaches Red-and Hansel and Gretel - to be more considerate.
Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids about the importance of manners, plus it helps them practice the alphabet, identify the letters F, R and T, practice spelling, and use opposites to change the ending of the story.
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Teach students to identify the letters "F," "R" and "T" as they follow an Alphabet Maze through the classroom and create their own crumb letters. Discuss different modes of water transportation and build the letters "R-A-F-T" with your students. Also, play "SUPER WHY Charades" with your class to teach the power that one word has on meaning as they fill in the sentence, "The witch ______ the door."