Folktales: Anansi Goes Fishing 3rd Grade RL3.2 RL3.3 RL3.6

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This read aloud companion targets RL 3.2, RL3.3 & RL3.6. It includes activities & specific questions to help students analyze characters, determine the central message, and distinguish their point of view from that of the characters'.

This has been bundled with another Anansi tale: Folktales: Anansi Bundle, which includes Anansi & the Moss Covered Rock and Anansi Goes Fishing, as well as tools for students to write their own Anansi stories.

The activities in this resource were designed to engage students in:

• summarizing the story

• analyzing characters and their motives

• determining the message of the folktale

• identifying cause and effect

• identifying the points of view of the characters and the reader’s own POV

• critically think about the story through reading responses

Included are the following:

✔ Teacher’s notes for digging deeper into the text

✔ SWBST chart

✔ Recounting the story: first, then, next, finally

✔ Analyzing characters’ traits & feelings graphic organizers (one for Anansi & one for Turtle)

✔ Determining the central message

✔ Cause & Effect graphic organizers

✔ Analyzing characters’ & reader’s point of view

✔ 6 reading response prompts: These questions

prompt students to make inferences,

evaluate, synthesize, and make connections

✔ Answer keys to guide instruction

See more resources for common core reading standards. Please click on the links below and check out the following toolkits that can be used with any story...

RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~ Finding the Theme & Message in Literature

RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~ Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective

RL2.3~ Describing Character Response to Events & Challenges

RL3.3~ Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives

RL4.3~ Describing Characters, Settings, & Events in Literature

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
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.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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