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.

 


VOCABULARY
  • recount/retell
  • fable
  • folktale
  • myth/mythology

  • diverse/diversity
  • cultures
  • message
  • lesson

  • moral
  • important
  • summary
  • key details
  • author’s purpose
INTEGRATION IDEAS what's this
  • Organizing and verbally describing events supports oral language development, vocabulary acquisition, and speaking and listening standards across grade levels.
  • Retelling stories and summarizing are active reading comprehension strategies that can be applied to a variety of texts across content areas.
  • Being able to retell and summarize is a prerequisite to and will support higher levels of comprehension, such as synthesizing information, making inferences, and forming opinions.
  • Examining plot features of fables, folktales, and mythology will lead to discussion and understanding of cultures and their history and traditions.
  • Focusing on key ideas and details to use in their retelling helps readers begin to discern what is most important and relevant. This can be linked to written and oral summaries in science, social studies, math, and other content areas.
  • Participating in retelling improves student understanding of narratives and their structure, which helps students learn how to write their own stories.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • How does understanding plot features of fables, folktales, and myths support comprehension
  • and recounting of these types of text?
  • What strategies can be used to help students focus on the central message and key details?
  • How does the author use key details to convey the central message of the text?


LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RL.2.2 to see skills mastered prior to this.