Activity: The Story is in The Details

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Links To Common Core State Standards

The following is a breakdown of how the curriculum links to the Common Core Standards.

Grades: K-5

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    Reading

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

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    Writing

    • CCSS.WS. 3d: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
    • CCSS.WS.1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and to narrate a single event or several
 loosely linked events, tell about the events in 
the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
    • CCSS WS.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

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    Speaking And Listening

    • CCSS. 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.
    • CCSS. SL. 4: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
    • CCSS. SL. 1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade appropriate topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


Grades: 6-12

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    Reading

    • CCSS. RS. RL. 4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

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    Writing

    • CCSS. WS.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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    Speaking And Listening

    • CCSS. SL. 1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher- led) with diverse partners on grade appropriate topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    • CCSS. SL. 4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.