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Unit 4: Traditional Literature/ and Mythology. This unit will focus on two specific types of fiction stories: traditional literature and mythology. Cinderella Stories Available in the Library . Unit 4: Traditional Literature/ and Mythology. Other Resources: . Unit 4. Unit 4. RL 4.2.

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unit 4 traditional literature and mythology
Unit 4: Traditional Literature/ and Mythology

This unit will focus on two specific types of fiction stories: traditional literature and mythology.

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Name:

I’m summarizing a story

read to me

I read to myself

RL 4.2

My Summary of: __________________________________________

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Name:

I’m summarizing a story

read to me

I read to myself

My Summary of: _________________________________________

RL 4.2

story

Compare Themes

RL 4.8

Story:

Story:

How are they alike?

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How are they different?

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Compare Point of View

RL 4.6

Story:

Story:

Point of View:

Point of View:

How does the point of view change the story?

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How is the story the same despite the point of view?

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Compare and Contrast

RL 4.8 or RL 4.9

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How are they alike?

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How are they different?

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compare and contrast

I’m comparing/contrasting:

the theme

the characters

the plot

the setting

Name:

Compare and Contrast

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cinderella the little glass slipper by charles perrault
CinderellaThe Little Glass Slipperby Charles Perrault

Once there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had, by a former husband, two daughters of her own, who were, indeed, exactly like her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.

No sooner were the ceremonies of the wedding over but the stepmother began to show herself in her true colors. She could not bear the good qualities of this pretty girl, and the less because they made her own daughters appear the more odious. She employed her in the meanest work of the house. She scoured the dishes, tables, etc., and cleaned madam's chamber, and those of misses, her daughters. She slept in a sorry garret, on a wretched straw bed, while her sisters slept in fine rooms, with floors all inlaid, on beds of the very newest fashion, and where they had looking glasses so large that they could see themselves at their full length from head to foot.

The poor girl bore it all patiently, and dared not tell her father, who would have scolded her; for his wife governed him entirely. When she had done her work, she used to go to the chimney corner, and sit down there in the cinders and ashes, which caused her to be called Cinderwench. Only the younger sister, who was not so rude and uncivil as the older one, called her Cinderella. However, Cinderella, notwithstanding her coarse apparel, was a hundred times more beautiful than her sisters, although they were always dressed very richly.

It happened that the king's son gave a ball, and invited all persons of fashion to it. Our young misses were also invited, for they cut a very grand figure among those of quality. They were mightily delighted at this invitation, and wonderfully busy in selecting the gowns, petticoats, and hair dressing that would best become them. This was a new difficulty for Cinderella; for it was she who ironed her sister's linen and pleated their ruffles. They talked all day long of nothing but how they should be dressed.

"For my part," said the eldest, "I will wear my red velvet suit with French trimming."

"And I," said the youngest, "shall have my usual petticoat; but then, to make amends for that, I will put on my gold-flowered cloak, and my diamond stomacher, which is far from being the most ordinary one in the world."

They sent for the best hairdresser they could get to make up their headpieces and adjust their hairdos, and they had their red brushes and patches from Mademoiselle de la Poche.

the shepherd s boy and the wolf
The Shepherd’s Boy and the Wolf

Read the story about a boy who takes care of sheep and then answer the question that follows.

A Shepherd's Boy was tending his flock near a village, and thought it would be great fun to trick the villagers by pretending that a Wolf was attacking the sheep: so he shouted out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and when the people came running up he laughed at them because they believed him. He did this more than once, and every time the villagers found they had been tricked, for there was no Wolf at all. At last a Wolf really did come, and the Boy cried, "Wolf! Wolf!" as loud as he could: but the people were so used to hearing him call that they took no notice of his cries for help. And so no one came to help the boy, and the Wolf attacked the sheep.

In a few sentences, explain what lesson the reader can learn from the shepherd’s boy. Use details from the story to support your response.

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how the leaves came down

Below is part of a poem about leaves and a story about a robin. Read the two texts and think about how they are similar and then answer the question that follows.

How the Leaves Came Down

'll tell you how the leaves came down.

The great Tree to his children said,

"You're getting sleepy, Yellow and Brown,

Yes, very sleepy, little Red;

It is quite time you went to bed.""Ah!" begged each silly, pouting leaf,

"Let us a little longer stay;Dear Father Tree, behold our grief,'Tis such a very pleasant dayWe do not want to go away."So, just for one more merry dayTo the great Tree the leaflets clung,

Frolicked and danced and had their way,

Upon the autumn breezes swung,

Whispering all their sports among,

"Perhaps the great Tree will forgetAnd let us stay until the springIf we all beg and coax and fret."But the great Tree did no such thing;He smiled to hear their whispering.

the little captive
The Little Captive

One day Bessie’s mother said to her that she must open the cage, and let the bird fly away. “No, no mother!” said Bessie, “don’t say so. I take such comfort in him, I can’t let him go.” But the next moment she remembered how unhappy it made her to disobey her mother; and, taking down the cage she opened the door. To her great surprise, her little captive did not care to

take the freedom offered him. After a while he seemed to understand that he was expected to come out of the cage; and what do you think was the first thing that the little bird did? Why, he lighted right on Bessie’s shoulder, as if he hated to leave her.

Bessie was pleased enough to see him so tame. She took him in her hand, and, carrying him to the window, held him out until he soared away into the air. But he did not forget his adopted home; for the next day, while Bessie was at dinner, she heard a flutter of wings, and again the bird perched upon her shoulder. After pecking some crumbs from the table-cloth, away he flew again out of the window.

But, my dear little friends, you will be surprised when I tell you that day after day, for two or three weeks, that little robin made a visit to Bessie’s house.

how the leaves came down the little captive
How the Leaves Came DownThe Little Captive

Compare how the actions of the leaves are similar to the actions of the little robin. Use details from both texts to explain similarities.

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Rightly Unfair

Janie frowned as Chandra left the room.

“What’s wrong, Janie?” Ms. Simpson asked.

“Every day at 3:00 Chandra’s mother picks her up from school,” Janie explained. “Even though she gets to go home when class is over, I have to wait until 3:20 just like everyone else before I’m allowed to leave.”

Ms. Simpson smiled at Janie. “Have you talked with Chandra about it?”

“No,” Janie admitted. “But she should have to wait like everyone else, no matter what.”

“I think it would be best if you told her how you feel,” Ms. Simpson said. “Then maybe you’d think differently about the situation.”

Janie kept frowning and sat in her seat until the bell rang at 3:20 and she left the room. The next day, she sat next the Chandra at lunch.

“So why do you get to leave early every day while the rest of us have to wait?” Janie asked immediately.

“What?” Chandra asked.

“At 3:00” Janie explained. “Your mom picks you up every day.”

“Oh!” Chandra exclaimed. “My mom gets me early so I can go with her to read to the kids at the library. Every day from 3:15-5:!5, kids visit the library for story time. We read for a half hour to each age group, three-year-olds, four-year-olds, five-year-olds, and six-year-olds. The kids love it. I love it, too.

“Oh, I didn’t know that,” Janie said.

“It’s great to be able to read to younger kids,” Chandra continued. “It makes me feel so good to do that for them. I’ll admit, though, it’s not easy finding interested stories for them every day. The three-year-olds get bored very easily.”

“Well, I have a few great stories at home that I read when I was that age,” Janie said. “Do you want me to give them to you to read to the kids? I’m sure they would find them interesting. I could bring them to you tomorrow during lunch.”

“That would be great!” Chandra replied.

“I guess it is fair that you get to leave early,” Janie said. “I never realized that you had such a good reason.”

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Rightly Unfair

Read the instructions below. Select a sentence from the passage that best supports each inference.

How Janie Changes in the Story

Janie is jealous in the beginning of the story.

Janie is helpful by the end of the story.

Who is Ms. Simpson?

Janie’s mother

Janie’s teacher

Chandra’s mother

the librarian

Explain why you chose your answer. Use details from the story to support your reasoning.

rightly unfair key
Rightly Unfair Key

Who is Ms. Simpson?

Janie’s mother

Janie’s teacher

Chandra’s mother

the librarian