Before language was written, people from all over the world have recorded their family histories orally. They have used storytelling, songs, and poems to tell about important names, dates, events, and deeds. Today, people all over the world listen, record, and write these oral histories to ensure that they are not forgotten. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.