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The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

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The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Christy Simon

Christy Simon

Urbana, Illinois

Joyce Bruett

Joyce Bruett

Brookhaven, Mississippi

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

State Standards

NCTE/IRA National Standards for the English Language Arts

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS

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STATE STANDARDS

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NCTE/IRA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

 

2.

Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

 

6.

Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

 

7.

Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

 

8.

Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

 

9.

Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

 

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