Teacher Guides

“Teachers appreciate the opportunity to use stories from our own country together with modern, well-researched teaching strategies. In this way Afghan children not only learn the literacy skills they need but also become familiar with these classic stories, think about them and learn from them. Teachers found the guides easy to use and particularly appreciated the evaluation charts provided in each, allowing them an easy way to evaluate their children’s progress.” — Palwasha Salam, Director of Education, KOR-Hoopoe, Afghanistan

We provide self-explanatory, step-by-step, Teacher Guides for each title, with lesson plans clearly laid out for six days, but flexible enough to allow for different class times. While culturally sensitive, these enable teachers to use the latest skills and strategies for literacy and high-level thinking skills, including critical and analogical thought, and social-emotional development.

The activities in each guide include:

READING THE AFGHAN TRADITIONAL TEACHING-STORY

Read-aloud reading activities designed to enhance:

  • Oral language through questions and discussion
  • Higher-level thinking skills, including the ability to generate analogies
  • Story comprehension through repetition
  • Making the story your own, providing learning that lasts
  • Social-emotional development

RESPONDING TO THE STORY

  • Reading, writing, listening, speaking
  • Activities designed around these strategies and skills
  • Personal response, including discussion
  • Drawing and retelling
  • Building reading and writing skills
  • Developing reading vocabulary
  • Identifying word patterns
  • Thinking skills, including the ability to generate analogies

ASSESSMENT CHARTS

  • To determine and evaluate individual student and classroom progress

BUILDING HOME/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

  • Children sharing Hoopoe stories with their family and community
  • Children collecting stories from their family and community
Afghan student and teacher
Afghan teachers reviewing Hoopoe Books
Afghan kids in the classroom with Hoopoe Books
Afghan girls in the classroom with Hoopoe Books

Download Teacher Guides in Dari, Pashto and English

Book 1

The Farmer’s Wife
Download Dari

Book 2

The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Download Dari

Book 3

The Silly Chicken
Download Dari

Book 4

The Clever Boy and the Terrible Dangerous Animal
Download Dari

Book 5

The Old Woman and the Eagle
Download Dari

Book 6

The Boy Without a Name
Download Dari

Book 7

The Man and the Fox
Download Dari

Book 8

Neem the Half-Boy
Download Dari

Book 9

Fatima the Spinner and the Tent
Download Dari

Book 10

The Magic Horse
Download Dari



Book 1

The Farmer’s Wife
Download Pashto

Book 2

The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Download Pashto

Book 3

The Silly Chicken
Download Pashto

Book 4

The Clever Boy and the Terrible Dangerous Animal
Download Pashto

Book 5

The Old Woman and the Eagle
Download Pashto

Book 6

The Boy Without a Name
Download Pashto

Book 7

The Man and the Fox
Download Pashto

Book 8

Neem the Half-Boy
Download Pashto

Book 9

Fatima the Spinner and the Tent
Download Pashto

Book 10

The Magic Horse
Download Pashto



Book 1

The Farmer’s Wife
Download English

Book 2

The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Download English

Book 3

The Silly Chicken
Download English

Book 4

The Clever Boy and the Terrible Dangerous Animal
Download English

Book 5

The Old Woman and the Eagle
Download English

Book 6

The Boy Without a Name
Download English

Book 7

The Man and the Fox
Download English

Book 8

Neem the Half-Boy
Download English

Book 9

Fatima the Spinner and the Tent
Download English

Book 10

The Magic Horse
Download English

 

 

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