3rd grade students recently learned about Porquois Tales. Pourquoi tales are old legends told to explain why certain events happened. These tales often start in the past, (ex. A long, long time ago) and end when a creative explanation is given for how a specific trait came to be. Porquois tales most often concern animals and the natural world.
After taking time to research animals who are native to Massachusetts and surrounding areas, students set off to write their own. Following the research phase, first drafts were written in journals, followed by peer and teacher editing. Students then typed up the next draft into a Google doc. Finally, they used Book Creator to transfer, illustrate, and in many cases, narrate their stories.
Please enjoy learning about how many local animals got their...
TABLE OF CONTENTS
How Blue Jay Got Her Wings By Noelle
How Moose Got Antlers By Alex
How The Turtle Got His Hard Shell By Kira
How The Whale Got His Blowhole By Griffin
How The Fawn Got Its Spots By Ella
Why Garter Snake Has No Venom By Ishan
Why Snake Got Its Rattle By Savanna
Why The Red Fox Is Red By Bela
How The Wolf Got Its Howl By Pierce S.
How Duck Got Its Webbed, Flippered Feet By Charlotte
How The Skunk Got His Stink By Alasdair
How The Squirrel Got Her Bushy Tail By Audrey
Table of Contents
How The Cat Got His Claws By Oliver
How The Salamander Got Its Spots By Eliot
How The Firefly Got His Light By Pierce T.
How The Bear Got His Claws By Hayden
How The Raccoon Got His Mask By Peter
How The Bee Got Its Stinger By Grady
Why Firefly Shines So Bright By Dilan
How The Skunk Got His White Stripe By Laura
How The Deer Got His Antlers By Rowan
How The Porcupine Got Its Quills By Ellis
How The Cub Got His Stubby Tail By Clara
How The Seal Got Its Whiskers By Sonja
Why Black Widows Have A Red Hourglass By David
How The Skunk Got His Stink By Stephen
How The Black Widow Got His Venom By Raj
How Blue Jay Got Her Blue Wings
By Noelle Lee
This book is dedicated to my sister for helping me edit this book.
A long time ago, in the afternoon , Blue Jay and her friend Cardinal were chirping around in the forest, talking about the race that was coming up tomorrow.
Blue Jay was racing against Wolf. She was really scared because he was the biggest animal she ever saw in the forest. The race was to see who was bigger and stronger. Everyone knew that Wolf was going to win but Cardinal and other small animals thought Blue Jay could win.