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Monkey Trickster from India Literature Standards Support Pages

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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. Students will practice up to 9 common core literature standards with this Indian folktale.

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 Monkey a Trickster Tale from India. 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 Monkey outsmarts Crocodile to get the mangoes on the island in the river. With this fun 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 “his mind was dull” actually mean?)
★ Point of View (Why does Crocodile want to eat Monkey’s heart? Why does Monkey think of this?)
★ Illustrations (How do the illustrations support the text?)
★ Shades of Meaning (Learn synonyms for the word “clever” and “sneaky”)
★ Opinion Writing (Write an opinion on whether Crocodile should continue living in the river near the mango tree.)

Also included are 6 Extension Activities that support the standards:
★ Illustrating (make the author’s words come alive)
★ Caution (What things should Monkey be cautious about? What are you cautious about?)
★ Hot Seat! (be Monkey and answer some tough questions!)
★ Giving Monkey Advice (Give Monkey advice on how to get the mangoes without getting eaten by Crocodile)
★ Compare and Contrast (a real monkey and the character Monkey)
★ Now Open Poster (Monkey is opening a mango themed restaurant, make a poster)


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