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
Teacher Guide for The Farmer's Wife in Dari
The Farmer’s Wife
Download Dari
Book 2
Teacher Guide for The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water in Dari
The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Download Dari
Book 3
Teacher Guide for The Silly Chicken in Dari
The Silly Chicken
Download Dari
Book 4
Teacher Guide for The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal in Dari
The Clever Boy and the Terrible Dangerous Animal
Download Dari
Book 5
Teacher Guide for The Old Woman and the Eagle in Dari
The Old Woman and the Eagle
Download Dari
Book 6
Teacher Guide for The Boy Without a Name in Dari
The Boy Without a Name
Download Dari
Book 7
Teacher Guide for The Man and the Fox in Dari
The Man and the Fox
Download Dari
Book 8
Teacher Guide for Neem the Half-Boy in Dari
Neem the Half-Boy
Download Dari
Book 9
Teacher Guide for Fatima the Spinner and the Tent in Dari
Fatima the Spinner and the Tent
Download Dari
Book 10
Teacher Guide for The Magic Horse in Dari
The Magic Horse
Download Dari



Book 1
Teacher Guide for The Farmer's Wife in Pashto
The Farmer’s Wife
Download Pashto
Book 2
Teacher Guide for The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water in Pashto
The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Download Pashto
Book 3
Teacher Guide for The Silly Chicken in Pashto
The Silly Chicken
Download Pashto
Book 4
Teacher Guide for The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal in Pashto
The Clever Boy and the Terrible Dangerous Animal
Download Pashto
Book 5
Teacher Guide for The Old Woman and the Eagle in Pashto
The Old Woman and the Eagle
Download Pashto
Book 6
Teacher Guide for The Boy Without a Name in Pashto
The Boy Without a Name
Download Pashto
Book 7
Teacher Guide for The Man and the Fox in Pashto
The Man and the Fox
Download Pashto
Book 8
Teacher Guide for Neem the Half-Boy in Pashto
Neem the Half-Boy
Download Pashto
Book 9
Teacher Guide for Fatima the Spinner and the Tent in Fatima
Fatima the Spinner and the Tent
Download Pashto
Book 10
Teacher Guide for The Magic Horse in Pashto
The Magic Horse
Download Pashto



Book 1
Teacher Guide for The Farmer's Wife in English
The Farmer’s Wife
Download English
Book 2
Teacher Guide for The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water in English
The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Download English
Book 3
Teacher Guide for The Silly Chicken in English
The Silly Chicken
Download English
Book 4
Teacher Guide for The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal in English
The Clever Boy and the Terrible Dangerous Animal
Download English
Book 5
Teacher Guide for The Old Woman and the Eagle in English
The Old Woman and the Eagle
Download English
Book 6
Teacher Guide for The Boy Without a Name in English
The Boy Without a Name
Download English
Book 7
Teacher Guide for The Man and the Fox in English
The Man and the Fox
Download English
Book 8
Teacher Guide for Neem the Half-Boy in English
Neem the Half-Boy
Download English
Book 9
Teacher Guide for Fatima the Spinner and the Tent in English
Fatima the Spinner and the Tent
Download English
Book 10
Teacher Guide for The Magic Horse in English
The Magic Horse
Download English
 

 

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