Noticing Patterns in Stories

Lesson 10

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Explain how the peddler feels in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business, by Esphyr Slobodkina 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

How is the peddler feeling in the beginning, middle, and end of the story?

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Key Questions


  • How does the peddler feel before going to the country?

  • How does the peddler feel about his caps? How do we know?

  • How does the peddler feel when he wakes up?

  • How does the peddler feel now?

  • Why does the peddler throw his cap?

  • How does the peddler feel at the end?

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.2 — With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

  • RL.K.3 — With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

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