A Rainforest Folktale: Determining the Message of “The Wings of the Butterfly,” a Tukuna People Tale

Did you the message? Scholars listen to a read aloud of The Wings of the Butterfly to summarize and determine the message of the text. They discuss the folktale and vocabulary in groups, then use a double bubble map to compare the story to The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create an example and/or discuss the use of double bubble map before completing the activity (pupils likely have not seen this type of organizer)
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as lesson nine of 15 in Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 2
  • Requires completing prior lessons first
Pros
  • Incorporates ideas from a previous text
  • Includes methods for meeting the needs of all learning styles
Cons
  • None
Common Core