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Coyote Trickster Tale Literature Standards Support Pages

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Common Core Standards
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Product Description
Use this literature resource to support your lessons on the common core standards for literature by using this Gerald McDermott story: Coyote. Students will practice up to 9 common core literature standards with this Southwest tale.

How it Works
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 Coyote. 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 fun story of how Coyote always seems to find trouble! With this fun story, teachers can begin introducing the CCSS Literature standards. Included are suggestions and strategies to use 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 “nose for trouble” actually mean?)
★ Point of View (What does Coyote think about getting into trouble? What do you think about Coyote getting into trouble? What does Coyote say to other desert creatures?)
★ Illustrations (How do the illustrations support the text?)
★ Shades of Meaning (Learn synonyms for the word “envious” and “angry")
★ Opinion Writing (Write an opinion whether it is beneficial or not to have a nose for trouble)

Also included are 6 Extension Activities that support the standards:
★ Illustrating (make the author’s words come alive)
★ Getting Into Trouble (How does Coyote get into trouble? How do you get into trouble?)
★ Hot Seat! (be Coyote and answer some tough questions!)
★ Giving Coyote Advice (Give Coyote advice on how NOT to get into trouble)
★ Compare and Contrast (a real desert coyote and the character Coyote)
★ Wanted Poster (Coyote is wanted by many desert animals!)


2nd/3rd grade COMBO Pack Available here

SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! Purchase all 3 (Raven, Arrow to the Sun and Coyote) as a BUNDLE: Gerald McDermott Companion Pack Bundle



Interested in more resources for English Language Arts for:

★ character analysis
★ central message
★ point of view and perspectives
★ literature companion packs
★ literary centers
★ shades of meaning
★ commas and addresses
★ vocabulary assessments
★ narrative writing
★ ELA games



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