The Fairy Tree

Read about the ways a beloved pet can help a girl meet her true love with a short fairy tale. As fifth graders read the passage, they note their inferences and answer four comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a unit about fairy tales
  • Add to a reading comprehension packet, either for homework or for in-class assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • The story is reminiscent of the Grimm Brothers' The Juniper Tree
  • Readers may be upset at the idea of killing a pet and eating it
  • Passage is three pages long and only provides four comprehension questions; consider adding more to address a variety of skills

  • Encourages the use of inferences and context clues
  • A good tool for both English learners and mainstream classes

  • None
Common Core