Passing Down Wisdom: Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 4 - Writing

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Make sentences better and more interesting by combining two or more sentences. 

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Combine these sentences into one longer, complex sentence:

  • The bird was astonished.
  • The bird saw his reflection in the water.
  • The bird’s feathers reflected one thousand different colors. 
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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.1 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • 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.

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