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Pourquoi Tales

Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Pourquoi Tales
Product Description
Completely Updated 3/9/15
Pourquoi tales are folktales that explain why or how something in nature came to be. Use this fun unit to address the Core Core standards RL3.2, in which students must recount stories including folktales from diverse cultures. This unit will also help guide your budding writers to become creative storytellers.

•Common Core Standards: Writing
• Common Core Standards: Reading
• Notes for the Teacher
• Suggested Mentor Texts
• Suggested Mentor Texts Available as Youtube Videos
• Pourquoi Tales Genre {POSTER-color and background}
• Types of Pourquoi Tales
• My Ideas for Pourquoi Tales
•Characters in My Pourquoi Tale
•The Big Change
•Pourquoi Tale Outline
•Picture Timeline
•Pourquoi Tale Prewriting
•Organizing With Paragraphs
•Pourquoi Tale Structure
•Drafting Paper {half page guided booklet and free from drafting paper}
Editing and Revising
•Painting A Picture With Similes
• Paint a Picture With Figurative Language
•Boom! Smash! Pow! Onomatopoeia!
• Incorporating Sensory Details
• Paint a Picture With Color Words
• Transitional Words and Phrases in Narrative Writing
• Internal and External Dialogue
• Vocal Verbs
• Punctuating Dialogue
•Peer Writing Conference
•Constructive Criticism
•Editing and Revising Checklists (with section for writing conference goals)
•Cover Page (4 border options)
• Full Text Page
• Half Text Half Illustration Page
•About the Author
•Traditional Literature: Pourquoi Tale Rubric-Teacher Version
•Traditional Literature: Pourquoi Tale Rubric-Student Version

• Subtypes of Traditional Literature
• Pourquoi Tales From Around the World
• Looking at Diverse Cultures
•What I Notice About Pourquoi Tales
• Powerful Illustrations
•Comparing and Contrasting Traditional Literature Story Map Charts
•Comparing and Contrasting Traditional Literature Venn Diagram
• Character Traits
• Describe That Character
• Identifying Internal and External Character Traits
• Looking at a Character's Change
• Story Map
• Retell Graphic Organizer
• Plot Organizer
• Plot Timeline
• Making Predictions
• Cause and Effect
• Asking Questions and Searching for Answers
• Determining the Central Message {2 pages with examples and template for identifying theme with textual evidence}
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This product is also available in a discounted bundle, along with my personal narrative writing unit and pourquoi tale reading/writing unit. Check it out here:
*DISCOUNT* Writing Bundle: Realistic Fiction, Personal Narrative, and Pourquoi Tales
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Total Pages
66 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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