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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 2.1: Folktale: How Zebras Got Their Stripes
|Folktales: How Zebras Got Their Stripes|
|What will we be learning today? |
- Another element of folktales
- Identifying problems/solutions
- Identifying cause/effect
|Another element of folktales |
- Folktales have another common element in addition to the ones we talked about in Lesson 1.
- Many folktales have a moral. This means that they teach a life lesson.
A life lesson or moral may include things like:
- A problem is something that is difficult to deal with
- A solution is the answer to the problem.
Example : I did not get up on time. I will set the alarm clock tomorrow.
Problem : I did not get up on time.
Solution : I will set the alarm clock tomorrow.
- When you read short stories, novels, etc, you will find the characters often have a problem. The interesting part of the story is learning how they solve their problems!
- Cause and effect is very much like problems/solutions.
- It deals more with the consequences of actions and behaviors.
Cause : Reason something happens
Effect : Something that happens.
Example : I was late to school. I will have a morning detention
Cause : I was late to school.
Effect : I will have a morning detention.
- Often when you're reading, the action will have a cause/effect relationship.
|Reading the Story |
- As you read the folktale "How Zebras Got Their Stripes", look for the following things.
1 Moral or life lesson
|please read the assigned folktale|