Passing Down Wisdom: Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 7
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ELA

Unit 2

3rd Grade

Lesson 7 of 24

Objective


Explain what lesson the author is trying to teach in “’Dear Deer!’ said the Turtle.” 

Readings and Materials


  • Book: Tales Our Abuelitas Told, A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flora Ada  — "'Dear Deer!' Said the Turtle"

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

What lesson is the author trying to teach in the story “’Dear Deer!’ Said the Turtle”? 

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Vocabulary


trespassing

v.

going on someone's land without their permission

judge

v.

to form an opinion about someone or something

appearance

n.

the way something looks

rival

n.

someone who tries to defeat you

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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

RF.3.3
RF.3.4
RL.3.1
RL.3.10
RL.3.4
RL.3.5
SL.3.1
W.3.10
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