Determining Messages in Text Details

With our Determining Messages in Text Details lesson plan, students learn how to use key information in a text to determine the central message. Students learn how to do this with myths, folktales, and more.

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Our Determining Messages in Text Details lesson plan teaches students strategies for identifying and understanding the central message of various types of texts, including myths, folktales, and more. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner taking turns reading a given myth and underlining important details that might help them determine the message or lesson learned. Students are also asked to practice reading texts and answering questions about their central message and how the student used details in the text to determine the message.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2

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3rd Grade



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    Heather K.
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    Determining messages in text details

    My overall experience was great! I've been looking for supplemental material for my 3rd grade students who are currently struggling with our current curriculum. I was able to pull material from this lesson to engage my students more and provide additional information, so my students felt more comfortable and confident in meeting the objectives for the week. I highly recommend this lesson and appreciate Claredon Learning for providing all educators and families with amazing curriculum to meet the needs of our students.

    Stephanie D.
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    ESL Resource

    My students enjoyed finding details in this fable.