Lesson plan

Day 1: "The Legend of Keesh"

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.4.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/4/3
teaches Common Core State Standards L.4.4.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/4/4/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/4/1

Day 1: "The Legend of Keesh"

This lesson focuses on encouraging students to accumulate details in the text so they can make inferences about the motivations of the story's protagonist, Keesh. The lesson begins with a shared read of the text, with the teacher providing some support for difficult but essential vocabulary words. Students will then work in small groups or pairs to discuss text-dependent questions that will support their ability to answer the day's focus question. An understanding of this event will help students understand Keesh as a character, and his role in the tribe. Special Materials: Students should have access to the student guided note sheet and copies of the anchor text.