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					                                                                                                          Reading Lesson Planning Guide-Literary | Fourth Grade

Reading Process Throughout the Year
Strand 1: Reading Process
Concept 6: Comprehension Strategies
PO1. Predict text content using prior knowledge and text features (e.g., illustrations, titles, topic sentences, key words).
PO2. Confirm predictions about text for accuracy.
PO3. Generate clarifying questions in order to comprehend text.
PO4. Use graphic organizers in order to clarify the meaning of the text.
PO5. Connect information and events in text to experience and to related text and sources.
PO6. Use reading strategies (e.g., drawing conclusions, determining cause and effect, making inferences, sequencing) to comprehend text.
GESDPO7. Reformat elements and / or content in an appropriate graphic organizer.
GESDPO8. Summarize a written selection including the main idea(s) and relevant details.

                                                                                  Instructional Period 4
Topic: Historical and Cultural Genres
Strand 2: Literacy Text Comprehension
Comprehending Literary Text identifies the comprehension strategies that are specific in the study of a variety of literature.
Concept 2: Historical and Cultural Aspects of Literature
Recognize and apply knowledge of the historical and cultural aspects of American, British, and world literature.

Essential Questions: What special qualities do the characters possess? How is this story organized? What is the purpose of the story? What effect does setting play on characters and
Big Idea: Stories vary in different cultures.

   Performance              Process Integration
                                                                                   Explanations and Examples                                       Resources                   Assessment
    Objective                  (skills to use)

S2C2PO1.                   R-S1C6 PO3.                  Explanation:                                                                        Introduction Lessons:         Question Stems:
Describe and               Generate clarifying          Knowing the historical and cultural context in which the work was written can        Harcourt Theme 6,            How is this
compare the                questions in order to        help you interpret and analyze that work more accurately. Historical and                 Lesson 28 Tall Tale p.      selection similar to
historical and             comprehend text.             cultural context refer the events, social problems, traditions and values that           T178.                       _________ story in
cultural aspects                                        may have influenced the author and the writing.                                      Harcourt Theme 1,              our culture?
found in cross-            R-S1CC6 PO5.                                                                                                          lesson 4 T243 and         What story in other
cultural works of          Connect information          Key Vocabulary:                                                                          Theme 1, Lesson 5           cultures has the
literature (short          and events in text to        Tall Tale: Humorous story about events and characters that are exaggerated.              T301.                       same moral?
stories, tall tales,       experience and to            Often features a character that is “larger than life” – stronger, louder, or more     Harcourt Theme 4,
folktales, legends,        related text and             extraordinary than a regular person. Includes details that make events and the            Lesson 18 A
and mysteries).            sources.                     character’s qualities seem unbelievable.                                                  Pourquoi Tale T194
                                                                                                                                              Harcourt Theme 4,

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                                                 Legend: Legend apply structures that reveal a moral definition to events,               Lesson 19 T242 and     Assessment:
                                                 providing meaning that lifts them above the repetitions and constraints of              T 261.                  Reader’s Handbook
                                 A. V.
                                                 average human lives and giving them a universality that makes them worth                                           p. 41
                                                 repeating through many generations.                                                Supplemental
                                                 Short Story: Short stories tend to be less complex than novels. Usually a short     Mufaro’s Beautiful
                                                 story focuses on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a small       Daughters: An African
                                                 number of characters, and covers a short period of time.                               Tale by John Steptoe

                                                 Folktales: Folk Tales are made-up stories passed from one generation to the
                                                 next to teach important life lessons. Though folktales differ from country to
                                                 country, cultures around the world have folktales.

                                                 Mysteries: A mystery is a novel or short story in which a detective investigates
                                                 and solves a crime.

                                                 Read The traditional version of The Three Little Pigs aloud to students. While
                                                 reading the book, identify the elements of literature. Next read the students
                                                 TheThree Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell and identify the elements of
                                                 literature again.

                                                 Then lead students in a discussion about the details of the story that changed
                                                 as the culture and historical aspects were introduced.

                                                 Summarize the differences from the class discussion in a Venn Diagram or a
                                                 double bubble graphic organizer.

                                                 Note: If you cannot access these materials, there are many versions of
                                                 Cinderella, and other fairy tales available on the Internet.

S2C1PO3.                 R-S1C6 PO5.             Explanation:                                                                       Introduction Lessons:       Question Stems:
Identify the moral of    Connect information     A moral is a lesson that the characters learn that can be applied to many           Reader’s Handbook          What evidence do
literary selection       and events in text to   different readers’ own experiences. A moral is the author’s message to the         Teacher’s Edition p. 153       you have from the
(e.g., fables,           experience and to       readers. It can help them avoid meeting a conflict similar to that of the                                         text to support you
folktales, fairytales,   related text and        characters in the text*.                                                              Harcourt Theme 2,          inference about the
and legends).            sources.                                                                                                       Lesson 8 p. T189           moral? (Background
                                                                                                                                                                   Knowledge + Text
                                                                                                                                                                   Clues = Inference)

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    R-S1C6 PO6.               Content Knowledge:                                                                    Supplemental                   What is the author’s
    Use reading strategies    *Theme and moral are very similar concepts. Differentiate the two by                  Resources:                      message?
    (making inference,        explaining that the theme is short and general (see theme subjects below),             Mufaro’s Beautiful           What story in other
    drawing conclusions) to   while morals sound more like proverbs (an explicit lesson learned). Also the              Daughters: An African       cultures have the
    comprehend text.          theme generally permeates throughout the entire text, whereas the moral is                Tale by John Steptoe        same moral?
                              the lesson learned at the end of the text.                                                (The moral is-The          How can the moral
                                                                                                                        pride comes before          of stories help us
             A. V.            Examples of morals are:                                                                   the fall).                  determine which
             Moral            "Better to be safe than sorry", "The evil deserves no aid", "Be friends with                                          characteristics
                              whom you don't like", "Don't judge people by the way they look", "Sticks and                                          (character traits)
                              stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me" and "Slow and                                               that society values?
                              steady wins the race".

                              Examples of common fables:
                              The Tortoise and The Hare, The Mouse and the Lion, The Wolf in Sheep's
                              Clothing, etc.

                              Key Vocabulary:
                              Folktales: Folktales are made-up stories passed from one generation to the
                              next to teach important life lessons. Though folktales differ from country to
                              country, cultures around the world have folktales.

                              Fable: A fable is a succinct story that features animals, plants, inanimate
                              objects, or forces of nature, which are given human qualities and illustrates a

                              Fairytales: A fairy tale is a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters
                              such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, gnomes, and talking animals, and
                              usually enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events.

                              Legends: A non-historical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from
                              earlier times and popularly accepted as historical.

                              Teacher will use a common fable (such as The Tortoise and the Hare) to
                              illustrate the moral and of how to keep track of major story events. The student
                              will make a Story String of the events that lead up to the moral.
                              The students will summarize the important events in the folktale and record
                              them in the text boxes as they read the story. Students should identify when
                              the character learned the lesson on the story string.

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                           This graphic organizer helps students to focus on the important information in
                           the story. As an extension, the students can write an example of a time when
                           that particular moral has helped them avoid problems in their own lives.

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