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Common Core Standards
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Use this literature resource to support your lessons on the common core standards for literature by using this Gerald McDermott story: Arrow to the Sun, a Pueblo Indian Tale. Students will practice up to 9 common core literature standards with this Native American tale.

What is a companion pack? It’s support material that you can use to support your lessons. This companion pack is designed to support your CCSS literature lessons that go along with Arrow to the Sun, a Pueblo Indian Tale. This CCSS aligned product is geared to grade 3 to cover these essential literature standards: RL3.1, RL3.2, RL3.3, RL3.4, RL3.6, RL3.7, RL3.9, L3.5c, W3.1.

---->There are also 6 extension activities to go beyond the book.

Students relate well to this beautifully illustrated story of how the Boy searches for his father. With this story, teachers can begin introducing the CCSS Literature standards. Included are suggestions and strategies to use for each activity page in this companion pack with a suggested pacing guide of 11-12 days. These are not complete lessons, but intended to support your lessons on the common core standards.

Support Pages Included:
★ Asking Questions (ask who, what, where, when, why, how questions)
★ Answering Questions (answer text dependent questions using key details from text)
★ Retelling the Story (retell the story in sequence with transition words)
★ The Moral or Lesson of the Story (What does the author want you to learn?)
★ Describing Characters (What traits describe the character, what are the motivations and feelings?)
★ Literal and Non-Literal Language (What does “drew the bow” actually mean?)
★ Point of View (What does the Boy think about having to prove himself? What do you think about the Boy having to prove himself? What do the Boy and his father think about the kivas?)
★ Illustrations (How do the illustrations support the text?)
★ Shades of Meaning (Learn synonyms for the word “determined” and “rejoiced")
★ Opinion Writing (Write an opinion whether it was beneficial for the Boy to find his father.)

Also included are 5 Extension Activities that support the standards:
★ Illustrating (make the author’s words come alive)
★ Enduring Hardships (What hardships did the Boy endure? What hardships do you endure?)
★ Hot Seat! (be the Boy and answer some tough questions!)
★ Giving the Boy Advice (Give the Boy advice on how to be a good son to his father)
★ Compare and Contrast (a the sun, our star, to the Lord of the Sun)
★ Wanted Poster (the father is wanted by the Boy)
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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Arrow to the Sun Literature Standards Support Pages
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Arrow to the Sun Literature Standards Support Pages
Arrow to the Sun Literature Standards Support Pages