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Describing Actions of Characters

English Language Arts, Grade 3

 
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shrewd mouse egotistical lion tricky hunter compassionate mouse saves himself and runs free in the forest lets the mouse go because of his pride traps the lion who then howls for help gnaws the ropes to free the lion, returns the lion’s favor “I’m the king of beasts! HaHaHa!” “Let me go and I will help you one day.” How do readers describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events? COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4316 The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop The little mouse annoys the lion. The mean lion threatens to kill the mouse. The shrewd mouse convinces the lion that killing him would be embarrassing. The egotistical lion laughs and lets the mouse go. A tricky hunter traps the lion. The mouse hears his cries for help. The mouse gnaws the ropes and frees the lion, just like the lion freed him.
Name of the text: ________________________________________ Can you describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events? COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4316