Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 15

Essential Task

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Objective

Describe what lesson the author is trying to teach about happiness in "The Happy Man's Tunic."

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Tales Our Abuelitas Told, A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flora Ada  — "The Happy Man's Tunic"

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What lesson is the author trying to teach about happiness in “The Happy Man’s Tunic”?

Mastery Response

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Vocabulary

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content     (adj.)

satisfied

unfulfilled     (adj.)

not feeling satisfied

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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.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

W.3.10