Passing Down Wisdom: Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 22


Unit 2

3rd Grade

Lesson 22 of 24


Analyze and debate unit essential questions. 

Readings and Materials

  • All unit texts 

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Discussion Prompt

Using evidence from the entire unit, discuss the following essential questions. 

  • What lessons can we learn from folktales? 
  • Why are Brer Rabbit tales important? What can we learn from them? 


Review all the vocabulary from the unit.

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Common Core 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.
  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SL.3.1.a — Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
  • SL.3.1.d — Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
  • SL.3.6 — Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

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