ESOL language proficiency levels: beginner, intermediate. Students will appreciate folk tales as a universal genre with similar elements and life lesson to be learned, no matter the culture or country of origin. They will also practice reading fluency by starting with increased background knowledge and repetitive readings in interactive formats. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.6
Quak-wah-tania and Her Sisters
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).