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.
  • Recount stories from different cultures to partner in book clubs, including central message, or moral, and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • Compare and contrast different versions of Cinderella through retelling and completing a graphic organizer.


Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings)
and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
  • Character sketch of main characters

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyedby the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
  • Explain how aspects of the country's culture is communicated through the illustrations

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator
or those of the characters.
Write and opinion letter sparked from an issue in the Cinderella Fairy Tale

Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories
written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.