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A Lesson on The Boy Who Cried Wolf! Grade: Grade 2
Subject: English Language Arts
Created by: Kassidee Davis
Lesson Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Keywords/Tags: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Lesson Description: We as a class will read this together, then students will read individually and answer questions about the reading. After they have finish answering the questions will come back as a group and discuss our thoughts.
Common Core Standards Covered with This Lesson
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Task 1: Vocabulary Activity (40 points)
Instructions: Please complete the following vocabulary activity by choosing the correct meaning of each word selected from the passage and use of each word correctly in a sentence.

Vocabulary Questions

Word/Phrase: loudly | Tier: 2 | Points: 20
Q1 What is the meaning of the word loudly?
A. Whisper
B. Inside voices
C. Talk quietly
D. Talk in a way that produces much noise *

Which of the sentences below uses the word 'loudly" correctly?
A. The boy laughed loudly *
B. Why is it so loudly in the classroom?
C. The kids loudly talked in scilence.
D. A student was talking very loudly with his mother.

Word/Phrase: trick | Tier: 3 | Points: 20
Q2 What does NOT give the correct meaning of the word "trick"?
A. Scheme
B. Honesty *
C. Set-up
D. Fraud

Which one of the sentences below uses the word "trick" correctly?
A. The dog did a cool new trick.
B. The kids went trick or treating for Halloween.
C. He's a liar capable of any mean trick. *
D. Tricks are good to do on people.

Standards Covered with This Lesson Activity: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4,
Lesson Content: Reading
Instructions: Please read the following reading passage as many times as needed (aloud and silent) before starting to go through other lesson pages. Understanding the content of this passage is very important since the lesson activities will be all about this content. Feel free to print the passage if needed.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf! by Aesop

There was once a boy who lived in a village up in the mountains. His family owned many sheep. The boy had a job, and that job was to watch the sheep. If a wolf came near, he needed to call for help. His sheep stayed on a hill near the village where he watched them every day. 

One day, he thought of a trick he could play on the people who lived in the village. He was bored, so he thought this would be a way to have fun. He ran toward the village crying out loudly for help. 

He shouted, "Wolf! Wolf! Come and help! The wolves are at my lambs! The wolves are trying to eat them!" 

There were many villagers in the town. They heard him crying and thought that they had to help. So, the kind villagers left their work and ran to the field to help him. They would try to help him chase away the wolves and protect his lambs. However, when the villagers got there, the boy laughed at them. There was no wolf there. He just wanted to watch them come running! He thought it was funny. 

Then another day the boy tried the same trick. Once again, the villagers came running to help him out, and once again the boy laughed at them. 

Then, one day, a wolf really did come and it started chasing the lambs. In great fright, the boy ran for help. "Wolf! Wolf!" he screamed. "There is a wolf! Help! Please! Help! Please!” 

All the villagers heard him, but this time they did not come. They thought he was pulling another mean trick. They had learned their lesson and did not need to be laughed at again. So, no one paid attention to him and the shepherd-boy lost all his sheep –they all ran away. 

When people in the village found out what had happened, they were sorry, but they told the boy it was his fault. That is the kind of thing that happens to people who lie. Even when they tell the truth, no one believes them. People are just so used to their lies.

Task 2: Discussion Activity (30 points)
Instructions: This discussion forum will have questions for students to respond. Read the posted questions, and respond to each. Students are responsible for posting one initial and and two peer responses for each topic.

  Topic Title Replies

Message Why do you think nobody believed the boy?
Why do you think nobody believes the boy when he cried wold for the third time? Explain what he did throughout the story that made the people think he was lying.
Sent on: Feb 26, 2017 by: Kassidee Davis

Message What would you have done?

What would you have done the 3rd time if you where the people that the boy was crying wolf too?
Sent on: Feb 26, 2017 by: Kassidee Davis

Message How would you feel?
How would you feel if you were the boy who cried wolf? Would you feel as if it was your fault the sheep got killed or would you blame it on the people who didnt believe you when you cried wolf? Explain in full detail and give examples from the text to support your answer.
Sent on: Feb 26, 2017 by: Kassidee Davis

Standards Covered with This Lesson Activity: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2,
Task 3: Writing Activity (30 points)
Instructions: The title of this selection is "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". Explain why this is an appropriate title for the selection. Be sure to clearly cite evidence from the text for each part of your answer. 
Standards Covered with This Lesson Activity: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1,

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