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English Language Arts Grade 3 Unit 3

Summary Statement: A study of fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures, explaining how specific aspects of illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story.

Focus Standards

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.

RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Students will know...

  • a fable is a legendary story of supernatural happenings or a narrative that attempts to impart a truth.
  • a folktale is short story or legend passed down by word of mouth through generations.
  • diverse cultures have various beliefs, practices, traditions, and values and exist throughout the world or within a society.
  • to determine is to ascertain meaning based on context.
  • a central message is the dominant idea of a text.
  • a lesson is what an author wants the reader to learn from a story.
  • a moral is what an author wants the reader to learn about what is right and wrong from a story.

RL 3.7

  • to explain is to make an idea clear and understandable.
  • aspects of illustrations includes content as well as use of or shifts in color, size, focal point, shading, etc.
  • to convey is to communicate by statement or suggestion.
  • mood is the atmosphere in the text that evokes a certain emotion or feeling.
  • aspects of character include details that reveal personality, actions, motives, physical appearance, emotions, etc.
  • aspects of setting include details that reveal time, place, or environment.

Content specific vocabulary for this unit will inlcude: 

aspects (of characters or settings), central message, character, contribute, convey, cultures, determine, emphasize, explain, fables, folktales, illustrations, key details, lesson, mood, moral, myths, recount, setting, stories, text

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PDF icon Reading Correlation Chart.pdf472.8 KB07/31/2018