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lesson 8
1 hour

How Turtle Cracked His Shell


Students will:
• Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and
• understanding (RL.P.10)
• With prompting and support, ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about “How Turtle Cracked His Shell” (RL.P.1, RL.P.3, SL.P.2, L.P.1d)
• Assume the perspective of Turtle and express different possibilities, imaginary or realistic (SL.P.6)
• Predict events in “How Turtle Cracked His Shell” (RL.P.10) Combine simple sentences using but (L.P.1f)

The Activity Pages contain various activities for students to complete in class or at home with their families.

The Big Book - during the Classic Tales read-alouds, students will have opportunities to interact with the printed texts of these stories through reading from the Classic Tales Big Book.

The Flip Book contains a collection of images that accompany the read-alouds found in the Teacher Guide.

The Image Cards are used to aid discussion in Skills and Listening & Learning instruction.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Prekindergarten ELA Classic Tales Domain. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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