El hombre caribú
Folktale (fiction), 1,901 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 820L
Caribou Man is an Eskimo folktale that tells the story of Onhgarouk, an Eskimo man who lives with his wife and sons in a village near the sea. After overhearing his wife's father say that he is a terrible husband, Onhgarouk leaves home to learn how to become a better man. Believing that the animals living on the tundra lead carefree lives, Onhgarouk wishes to become one. When he is granted his wish by the caribou, Onhgarouk gradually learns the lessons he sought. Onhgarouk's wife eventually sees the man her husband has become.
More Book Options
Raz-Kids.com eBook Version
Use of Raz-Kids.com eBook Versions requires the purchase of a subscription to Raz-Kids.com or Raz-Plus.com.
Kurzweil 3000 Format
Use of Kurzweil 3000® formatted books requires the purchase of Kurzweil 3000 software at www.kurzweiledu.com.
Literature Circle Resources
caribou, furnish, meager, ptarmigan, tundra, wandered
Use of vocabulary lessons requires a subscription to VocabularyA-Z.com.
Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of retelling
Story Elements : Understand and identify elements of a folktale
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Identify conjunctions in text
Syllable Patterns : Identify syllables in words with prefixes, suffixes, and double medial consonants
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class