Education Standards For:   Why Ostrich has a long neck

WHY OSTRICH HAS A LONG NECK (AFRICAN FOLKTALE)

ELA, Grades K-1 - Reading/literacy standards related to Recalling key narrative details; Identifying key Characters, Setting and Events; Understanding common types of stories.

ELA, Grades 3-5 – Reading/literacy standards related to Recalling key narrative details; Characterization; Setting and major events in story; Identify Theme; Narrator and Point of View; understanding figurative, connotative and other meanings. Writing/speaking/listening standards when used in coordination with Josie’s Teacher Writing/Discussion Guides – Write about/discuss your opinion on story; participating in collaborative conversations; Confirming understanding of information presented orally.

ELA, Middle school – Reading/literacy standards related to Recalling key details; Understanding theme; Characterization; Plot Development; Plot structure and setting; analyzing the Narrator and point of view; Use of Metaphors and Symbols. Writing, speaking, Listening standards when used in conjunction with Josie’s teacher writing/discussion guides – Standards related to Writing about/discussing your opinion about the story; participating in collaborative conversations; Confirming understanding of information presented orally.

ELA, High School - Reading/literacy standards related to Recalling key details; Characterization; Theme; Types of stories or literature; Plot Structure and development; Understanding point of view of narrator, characters and listeners; Understanding of words and concepts, including figurative, connotative and other meanings. When used in conjunction with Josie’s Teacher writing/discussion guides – Standards related to Analyzing a point of view of cultural experience reflected in a work; Writing an opinion about a story; Writing a narrative to develop imagined experiences or events based on the story; Confirming understanding of information presented orally.

Social Studies, Grade 7 – Geography standard related to Culture of diverse people of Africa.

Special enrichment for Black History Month (February).