Our Moon: Myths, Facts, and Folklore

Our Moon: Myths, Facts, and Folklore

Class Description

Myths and traditional folklore will captivate students' imaginations as they respond to and compare two different, yet similar folktales. Students then use imagination to create projects, which are used later as inspiration for writing their own stories about the moon. Activities support Anchor Standards for Reading.


Grade Level: 2-4
LINK: Planetarium Program: Kaluoka'hina- The Enchanted Reef, Grades 2-4
LINK: Solar System Gallery

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Grades 1-3

Louisiana State Standards Visual Art:

VA-CE-E1 Explore and identify imagery from a variety of sources and create visual representations.

VA-CE-E5 Draw on imagination, individual experience, and group activities to generate ideas for visual expression

VA-AP-E4 Recognize that there are many possibilities and choices in the processes for designing and producing visual arts

 

Grade 1

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

1.RL.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

1.RL.2. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

1.RL.3. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Craft and Structure

1.RL.6. Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

1.RL.7. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

1.RL.9. Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehensions and Collaboration

1.SL.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

c. Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.

1.SL.2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

1.SL.3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

1.L.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

Louisiana Science Content Standards; Grade Level Expectations

Science as Inquiry

The Abilities to Do Scientific Inquiry

SI-E-A1 Pose questions that can be answered by using students' own observations and scientific knowledge

Understanding Scientific Inquiry

12. Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society (SI-E-B6)

 

Grade 2

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

2.RL.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2.RL.2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Craft and Structure

2.RL.5. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

2.RL.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

2.RL.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

2.RL.9. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

2.SL.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

2.SL.2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

2.SL.3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

2.L.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

Louisiana Science Content Standards; Grade Level Expectations

Science as Inquiry

The Abilities to Do Scientific Inquiry

SI-E-A1 Pose questions that can be answered by using students' own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

Understanding Scientific Inquiry

SI-E-B6 Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

Physical Science

Position and Motion of Objects

PS-E-B3 Observe and describe differences in motion between objects (e.g., toward/away, cardinal directions)

 

Grade 3

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

3.RL.2. 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.

3.RL.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Craft and Structure

3.RL.6. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Integration of knowledge

3.RL.7. Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

3.RL.7. Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

3.RL.9. Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

3.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

c. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

d. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

3.SL.2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

3.SL.3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

3.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

Louisiana Science Content Standards; Grade Level Expectations

Science as Inquiry

The Abilities to Do Scientific Inquiry

SI-E-A1 Pose questions that can be answered by using students' own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

Understanding Scientific Inquiry

SI-E-B6 Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

Physical Science

Position and Motion of Objects

PS-E-B3 Observe and analyze motion and position of objects over time (e.g., shadows, apparent path of the Sun across the sky)


  
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