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Never go hungry again with this folk tale of soup made from stones. Students use their brainstorming skills as they think of reasons why the villagers would hide their food form the soldiers. Find the vocabulary words from the story that have a short i and long i sound. Match words to their synonyms from the novel. Put events from the story in the order that they happened when the soup was being made. Students draw a picture of their favorite soup. Then, make a list of ingredients and directions on how to make this soup. Explore the story with the sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch in a graphic organizer. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel: The classic folk tale of three soldiers who feast on soup made from just water and stones. On their way home from war they stop at a village; however, the locals did not share their food. The soldiers discovered that from three round stones they made soup of salt, pepper, carrots, cabbages, potatoes, beef, barley and milk. After an evening of eating and dancing, each soldier is offered a bed in one of the village's important houses and the next morning, with bags filled with food, the three soldiers leave the village to continue their journey home. The villagers are happy and thankful that the soldiers showed them how to never go hungry again.