In this legend, the author uses the struggles of a poverty stricken boy and his grandmother to show how even in their trials, the decision to do the right thing by helping others proves to be what changes the way of life for the boy and his grandmother. His ability and choice to follow directions given to him is what determines how successful the boy will be. (McGraw-Hill Treasures, 2009)
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.