Folktale (fiction), 236 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 440L
When a poor stonecutter finds himself dissatisfied with his simple life, he makes a series of wishes that are granted by the spirit of the mountain. Although each wish is granted, the stonecutter is still not content. The Stonecutter is the retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale that is supported with vibrant and beautiful illustrations. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell and identify characters, setting, and plot.
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day, he, one
emperor, Japan, merchange, spirit, stonecutter, wept
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Story Elements : Identify characters, setting, and plot
Segment Syllables : Segment syllables
Short Vowels : Identify and use the short vowel i
Grammar and Mechanics
Nouns : Recognize and use nouns
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use high-frequency words day, he, one
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class