Reflection: Checks for Understanding Folktales: Learning a Lesson - Section 2: Setting a Purpose


Today’s lesson was great for practicing the task of finding text evidence. A big shift in the Core is ensuring students can support their answers with details from the text. While sometimes this is easy to do, other times it can be difficult. The activity today required students to locate specific character actions that pointed to lessons learned. They could not simply point to a line in a text that stated the lesson or moral, but had to connect the dots between repeated behavior and how those actions revealed that a character chose not to learn a lesson from them. 

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  Checks for Understanding: Text Evidence
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Folktales: Learning a Lesson

Unit 12: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT determine a story's lesson or moral and support their answers with evidence from the text.

Big Idea: Students examine a character's actions throughout a text to determine if a lesson was learned and then support their thinking with specific examples from the text.

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English / Language Arts, compare-and-contrast, Fiction (Reading), theme, characters, questioning, fairy tales, fables, Folktales, tall tales, anansi, plot, moral, evidence
  65 minutes
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