Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 19

Objective

Describe Brer Rabbit. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester  — Brer Rabbit Tricks Brer Fox Again and The Talking House

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Based on details from all three stories, describe Brer Rabbit.  How do his actions contribute to the sequence of events?

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Key Questions

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  • How did Brer Rabbit trick Brer Fox? What does this show about Brer Rabbit? (Brer Rabbit Tricks Brer Fox Again)

  • Describe Brer Wolf. What motivated him to try and trick Brer Rabbit? Was he successful? Why or why not? (The Talking House)

  • How did Brer Rabbit outsmart Brer Wolf? (The Talking House)

Vocabulary

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incredulous     (adj.)

not willing to believe something

mind     (v.)

to care about or be bothered by something

outsmart     (v.)

to defeat someone by being smarter

clever     (adj.)

intelligent in a tricky way

wisdom     (n.)

knowledge

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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.

  • RL.3.9 — 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).

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

SL.3.1

W.3.10