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Day 3: "The Legend of the First Fire"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/4/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/4/4
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Day 3 focuses on comparing and contrasting the strengths of the different animals, specifically how Spider’s strengths differ in a way that makes her more successful in obtaining the fire. Students will consider the descriptions, actions, and motives of the characters, as well as how the author’s word choice supports character development. Today's focus question lays a foundation for students to determine the theme—or lesson—of the legend on Day 5. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet, copy of the anchor text for each student