Recount Folktales Mentor Texts- 2nd Grade RL.2.2 & 3rd Grade RL.3.2

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Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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My students and I absolutely loved using this resource while learning how to recount fables, folktales and stories!
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⭐️Standards-based lessons using mentor texts. This unit is focused on 2nd and 3rd grade Common Core standards RL.2.2 and RL.3.2 recount folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

⭐️This unit is packed with one week of lesson plans, sticky notes teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, and activities.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this resource is still perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing recount folktales skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.

The following mentor texts are necessary to teach the lessons:

  • Lon Po Po by Ed Young
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola
  • Rumplestiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

Literature is carefully selected for my units to include diverse cultures and experiences students can learn about and relate to.

What is included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lesson Plans (2 pgs.)
  5. Recount Folktales Anchor Chart
  6. Recount Folktales Student Journal Pages (2 pgs.)
  7. Sticky Note Questions Rubric
  8. Lon Po Po Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  9. Lon Po Po Craft Directions & Activity Template
  10. The Legend of the Bluebonnet Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  11. The Legend of the Bluebonnet Directions & Activity Template
  12. Rumpelstiltskin Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  13. Rumpelstiltskin Directions & Activity Template
  14. Book Character Coloring Toppers & Instructions (4 pgs.)

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Total Pages
35 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
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.


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