Description: Craft and Structure Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 3B


3B: Analyzing Plot/Character

3B: Analyzing Plot/Character

Description: Analyzing setting, plot, and character

✓ standard met

Selection: C-59


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1357 words
Author: R. Bender
Synopsis: Why is the mouse such a small animal? This legend from long ago offers an interesting explanation.
Excerpt: The girl was an average size, but the boy was very small. He was no more than two feet high.

One day she said, "Look, little brother! I have made you a bow and some arrows. It is time you learned to take care of yourself. While I am gone, practice shooting.

Each day he practiced, shooting at a tree when there was nothing better to aim at. At last he killed a bird.

But he had made up his mind to see the world for himself, and off he went. His legs were short and he was not used to walking far.

Question: Which two statements about the boy are correct?
  1. He was not able to walk great distances because he was small.
  2. He learned to hunt by practicing every day.
  3. He was as large as a Mastodon and as smart as a coyote.
  4. He took care of his older sister, and kept her safe from harm.
  5. He was a skilled hunter who never missed a shot.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Explain why you agree or disagree with the behavior of a character.


Organization: Certica Solutions