3rd-4th Grade Reading Comprehension: North American Indigenous Peoples Legends

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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23 pages
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Unique Legends from Indigenous Peoples of North America -

This ready-to-use collection of legends will inspire your students and exercise close reading skills. The 23-page collection is perfect for Distance Learning and provides a good introduction to American and Canadian Indigenous cultures.

The 1-page reading passages are clearly written, printable, and include questions to test comprehension and close reading skills. Also included are 2 unique reading comprehension organizers specifically designed for legends and folktales.

Although targeted to a 3rd or 4th grade reading level, the stories are appropriate for learners of any age.

The legends are:

Why Chipmunks Have Stripes (Seneca)

The Flying Bat Plays Ball (Southeast Muskogee}

The Dream Catcher (Athabasca Chipewyan)

Two Rabbits Outsmart an Owl (Inuit)

Sedna, Goddess of the Sea (Baffin Island Inuit)

How Mosquitoes Came to Be (Pacific Northwest Tlinget)

Bonus Organizers

Legend Summarizer

Timeline/Event Sequence Organizer

If you’re looking for the 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension - Folktales, Fables and Legends from Around the World, Click here.

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23 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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