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Common Core Weekly Reading Homework (Grades 3-5) - Fables, Folktales & Myths

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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|| Each weekly packet contains: ||

*Homework Cover Sheet (fluency and independent reading log)

*Fable, Folktale or Myth text passage (titled below):

  • The Shepherd's Boy (an Aesop's fable)--CCSS focus standard: RL.9
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper (an Aesop's fable)--CCSS focus standard: RI.4
  • Legend of the Dreamcatcher (based on Native American folklore)--CCSS focus standard: L.5c (synonyms)
  • The Sun and the Moon (Filipino folktale)--CCSS focus standard: L.5c (antonyms)
  • The Myth of Medusa (Greek Mythology)--CCSS focus standard: RL.9

*Lexile Leveled (labelled at the top of each reading passage)

*Comprehension Questions (10 text-dependent questions -- great for ELA test prep purposes: 5 multiple-choice and 5 short-response questions)

*Reading Skill: ELA Enrichment page (meant to spiral RI, RL and L/W standards aligned to the Common Core State Standards)

*Answer Key


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Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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