Passing Down Wisdom: Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 3
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ELA

Unit 2

3rd Grade

Lesson 3 of 24

Objective


Explain what lesson the author is trying to teach in “The Bird of One Thousand Colors."

Readings and Materials


  • Book: Tales Our Abuelitas Told, A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flora Ada  — "The Bird of One Thousand Colors"

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

What lesson is the author trying to teach in the story “The Bird of One Thousand Colors”?

Vocabulary


splendid

adj.

impressive and beautiful

injustice

n.

unfair treatment

neglected

adj.

not given enough attention or care

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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.
  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Supporting Standards

L.3.4
RF.3.3
RF.3.4
RL.3.1
RL.3.10
RL.3.4
W.3.10
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