Standards: RL.3.2 Key ideas and Details
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.
Objective: Students will recount the central message, or moral of a story.
In class, we have talked about the main idea of a story.
1. You will view or read the short stories.
2. You will discuss with your partner your supporting evidence from the stories that helped you come up with your central idea.
3. At the end you will submit a summary of a Japanese Fable.
Source: Theme vs. main idea. (2017). Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7a/f4/99/7af4993b0eae54c8632e9fb8ff410781--plot-anchor-chart-theme-anchor-charts.jpg
This is a story about two goats who would not listen to each other.
Here is a link to a short video that explains more about how to find the central idea in a story.
This is a story that originates from China about two brothers.
Source: Boy looking at a gold coin. (2017). Retrieved from http://worldstories.org.uk/stories/the-island-of-the-sun/english/
Watch the short story and look for the central idea. When you are finished with this story click here to write a short summary for the story.