Gingerbread Man or Woman

Gingerbread Man – introduction of Dictionary, Atlas and Encyclopedia

I can/ know that a Dictionary, Atlas and an Encyclopedia can help me find information [online and print]

Imogene’s Antlers [ on Safari Montage]

Vocabulary: Dictionary, Atlas, Encyclopedia

The Story You Know – DICTIONARY

What is a Sow? I have not heard of this word before.

We could look up what it means in a dictionary – let’s look on an online dictionary




 gingerbread man gets baked


 runs away from

  • sow
  • dog
  • cow
  • horse


– meets the fox

– cross river

– fox eats gingerbread man

Setting– farm country

Main Character –

Gingerbread Man


Little Gingerbread Men Song

5 Little Gingerbread Men lying on a tray

1 jumped up and ran away…

Shouting, “Catch me! Catch me! if you can…

You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

The Gingerbread Girl – a different version from Australia – ATLAS

Where is Australia? We can find this place on a globe or map – atlas.

Do the song.

Beginning –

gingerbread girl takes an airplane


Runs away

  • Koala
  • Dingo
  • Kookaburra
  • Kangaroo


meets platypus & is mean

didn’t like his looks

he tosses her on tail & eats her

ENCYCLOPEDIA – to find out more about these animals


koala. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 28 Nov. 2014

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Australia: dingo. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 28 Nov. 2014

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kookaburra. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 28 Nov. 2014

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kangaroo. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 28 Nov. 2014

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Stinky Cheese Man — another version


stinky cheese man gets baked


 runs away from

  • old lady & man
  • cow
  • girl & boy


-meets fox

 cross river

doesn’t eat too stinky


Main Characters

Stinky Cheese Man



Kagan numbered heads & Hide the Gingerbread Man by reference book

see index cards —

What resource gives you more facts and information about a topic?

What resource gives you the meaning of the word and how to say it and use it?

What resource shows you where a place[country, state, city] is located?

Tell me a difference between Gingerbread Girl and Gingerbread Man.

Tell me how Stinky Cheese Man and Gingerbread Man are alike.

What is the moral or lesson of the Gingerbread Stories?

Learn Learn Learn

as fast as you can

you can’t fool me

I’m the _ man

Part Two

continue the cookie theme with the colonial tale

Storytell the Baker’s Dozen


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Go to digital lab for keyboard and computer skills

if time play Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar


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Lesson 7 & 8

Note: this lesson is a 2 session lesson:

  • Session 1 Whole Group Storytelling Part 1 – 3 Gingerbread Stories & Intro to Reference
  • Session 2 Whole Group Storytelling Part 2- Folktale & Keyboarding Skills [ order/ spatial]

Big Idea: I can/ know that a dictionary, encyclopedia and atlas can help me find information [online & print]

Learning Objectives: Introduction to refererence sources while comparing 3 folktales

Performance Task: listen to story,sing song, watch video, view an online demo of reference resources, Kagan numbered heads , gingerbread doll game

Lesson Link –

Makerspace – Gingerbread Games

1.Extention: review plot, main characters and setting as it applies to the featured folktales

2.Technology- watch an online demo of reference resources, practice keyboarding and mouse skills with gingerbread theme

3. Higher Level thinking skills – Compare and contrast folktales, what is the theme/moral of the gingerbread story

4. Kagan – numbered heads on folktale compare & reference

Folktale: German folk tale :Part 1 -Gingerbread Man traditional, Fractured Folktale: Gingerbread Girl & Stinky Cheese Man ,Part 2 -Baker’s Dozen [colonial tale] if time Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar

Cultural Diversity: Folktales from England, Australia, Colonial America

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Story Telling
Total Physical Response
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