Fables & Folk Tales [Story Elements & Central Message] Reading Unit of Study

Fables & Folk Tales [Story Elements & Central Message] Rea
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Fables and Folk Tales: Story Elements and Central Message Reading Unit Of Study

Thank you for your interest in this week long mini-unit! Through five days, your students will practice identifying story elements and the central message of stories, reading fables and folktales throughout the unit. Additionally, your students will practice sharing the central messages and story elements with classmates. We have also included a template for an end-of-the-unit project in which students each choose texts they have read throughout this unit to present to the group, identifying story elements and the central message of the story for your class.

We have also provided a Letter to Caregivers to introduce the unit and a rubric to close the unit. Handouts and anchor charts are also included. While we have paced this pack as a short 5-day unit, it can easily be stretched into two weeks by spending two days per reading lesson and providing your students with additional time to practice the skills targeted. We use the following suggested mentor texts throughout this unit. However, these can easily be modified based on the interests and reading levels of your class:

1. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by James Marshall
2. The Tortoise and the Hare, by Janet Stevens
3. The Lion and the Mouse, by Bernadette Watts

Have fun practicing story elements and central message with your students through this targeted mini-unit!

Several Common Core State Standards for first, second, and third grade are targeted:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL. RL.1.2. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.4. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RL.2.2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.4. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2. 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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

We know you and your class will absolutely love this unit of study!

Be sure to check out our other Reading Units of Study:
Unit 1: Constructing Our Reading Lives
Unit 2: Flexing Our Reading Muscles
Unit 3: Investigating the Minds of Characters
Unit 4: Navigating Through Nonfiction
Unit 5: Revving Up For Series Reading
Unit 6: Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction

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Fables & Folk Tales [Story Elements & Central Message] Rea
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Fables & Folk Tales [Story Elements & Central Message] Rea
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