Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

The story that the class read was The Lion and the Mouse. We used the fable to discuss theme and how that concept can be one of good v. evil, revenge, courage and perseverance… The children noticed that the characters contradicted their normal tendencies and forged a friendship.