Tikki Tikki Tembo (2nd Grade: Series 1)

Tikki Tikki Tembo (2nd Grade: Series 1)

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Tikki Tikki Tembo is the retelling of a Chinese folktale that explains how firstborn children have traditionally received their names. Students learn, after firstborn Tikki Tikki Tembo falls into a well, how to apply design thinking and problem solving strategies to construct a safer well. The module explores Chinese culture and its customs, while engaging students in Asian-inspired kite-building and calligraphy writing. Like with Tikki Tikki Tembo, and other characters from this module, students will reflect on the meaning and uniqueness of their own names.

The main book in this module Tikki Tikki Tembo is a paperback copy because the book is no longer printed in hard cover version.

This module contains the following lessons:

  • The History of My Name
  • Background Knowledge
  • Rhythm of the Beat
  • Vocabulary Discoveries
  • Retold by…
  • Curious Questioning
  • Folktales and Poetry
  • Design Thinking
  • My Own Chinese Name
  • Connected Texts
  • Family Tree Art

Key Vocabulary

Well, Stream, Custom, Honorable, Chattering, Troublesome, Heir, Reverence, Bewitched, Rhythm, Steady Beat, Folktale

Note: This module is part of 2nd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.