Focus Standards for Chapter 2:
RL.2.2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
RL.2.9. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
RI.2.6. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
W.2.2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
The essential question for chapter 2 is "How does setting affect a story?". Students will read books set in the Wild West. Since the setting is much different from their life, setting will be at the forefront of their thinking.
Create a word wall of Old West words. Reinforce collective nouns when you share stories with your class. Here are some collective nouns signs you can download (go to my blog):
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