Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 11


Explain what lesson the author is trying to teach in “The Goat from the Hills and Mountains.” 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Tales Our Abuelitas Told, A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flora Ada  — "The Goat from the Hill and Mountains"

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Writing Prompt

What lesson is the author trying to teach in “The Goat from the Hills and Mountains”?

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tended     (v.)

gave attention to or took care of something

rendered     (v.)

caused something

disdain     (v.)

to really not like someone or something

unsuspecting     (adj.)

not knowing or thinking something could happen

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Common Core Standards

  • 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.

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

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