Let’s Read a Story


ELAR-Grade-5 Literary Genres Let’s Read a Story
Students discuss how they predict what a story will be about. Then, they read the title and first sentences of a classic Japanese folk tale to practice those skills. Next, they read the entire story and look back at their questions and confirm or correct predictions. Finally, they create or find an illustration for the story.

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Overview

In this experience, students discuss how they predict what a story will be about. Then, they read the title and first sentences of a classic Japanese folk tale to practice those skills. Next, they read the entire story and look back at their questions and confirm or correct predictions. Finally, they create or find an illustration for the story.    

Objectives

  • Ask questions and make predictions about a story before reading it.
  • Ask questions and confirm predictions about a story while reading.
  • Identify elements of folk tales.

Duration

One class period.

Vocabulary Words Used in the Story

  • company: group of friends
  • dwell: live
  • revenge: get even with someone
  • tufts: clumps of hair or fur
  • pitiful: sad, deserving sympathy
  • cure: make healthy


Before you read a story, you probably have questions about it. You might predict or make a guess what will happen in the story. As you read, many of your questions are answered. And you might come up with more questions and predictions, too. In this experience, you will learn how to use questions and predictions to help you understand a classic folk tale from Japan.

Objectives

  • Ask questions and make predictions about a story before reading it.
  • Ask questions and confirm predictions about a story while reading.
  • Identify elements of folk tales.


girl reading a book and raising her hand to ask a question

Imagine that you are about to read a fictional story that your teacher assigns. 


Before you read a story, what do you do to help you guess what it will be about?

Post your answer

Responses might include, but are not limited to:

  • Listen to what the teacher says about it.
  • Read the title.
  • Look at the pictures.
  • Read the first sentence or paragraph.
  • Read subheadings.
  • Ask questions about the above text features.
  • Make a prediction about the characters.
  • Make a prediction about the events.
  • Ask a friend who has read it.


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