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Recounting Stories

Recounting Stories

Author: Cruz Lopez
Description:

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. 

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Tutorial

Instructions

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. 

Tips and examples for identifying the main idea of a story.

Two Goats and a Bridge.

This is a story about two goats who would not listen to each other.

Instructions for the next story.

More tips on finding out the central theme of a story.

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. 

The Island of the Sun



Source: Boy looking at a gold coin. (2017). Retrieved from http://worldstories.org.uk/stories/the-island-of-the-sun/english/​

Inch Boy -- Japanese Fable.

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.