Description: Key Ideas and Details Analyze literary text development. Retell stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2C


2C: Summarizing

2C: Summarizing

Description: Summarizing

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Selection: B-40


Grade level: 2
Word count: 1083 words
Author: Anonymous
Synopsis: A Native American boy outsmarts Big Chief North Wind.
Excerpt: "I will not leave," young Shingebis said as he sat down on a rock.

"But you must come with us," the other people said.

"All the people in our tribe are afraid," thought Shingebis. "They are afraid of Big Chief North Wind. But I am not afraid!" Shingebis stayed on his rock and watched the birds fly high in the sky. The birds also were going south.

"You will be sorry," the other people said to Shingebis. "Big Chief North Wind will get angry, and he will bring such cold that you will freeze."

Question: The people in the Native American tribe thought that Big Chief North Wind would be angry
  1. if Shingebis did not go south with them.
  2. when Shingebis hid all the fish.
  3. if Shingebis went south with them.
  4. when Shingebis decided to light a fire.

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Writing prompt: Write an email to a friend and describe a selection you read.


Organization: Certica Solutions