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In this lesson, students will use the steps of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing) to write and perform original fables as skits.

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      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4—5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6—8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4—5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.3e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres [e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories] in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Spell correctly.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Spell correctly.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Spell correctly.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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