The Wolf

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Fourth graders have likely heard the expression to cry wolf, but they may not know the saying's origin. A short reading passage tells the story and includes four comprehension questions for pupils to demonstrate their understanding.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Attach to a homework packet in a unit about fables and folktales
  • Use the moral of the story as a writing prompt in which learners write a narrative essay, short story, or poem that reflects the same lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Questions do not address the distinctive idioms and phrases in the passage; consider adding a question about the phrase a great many and laughing in his sleeve for both mainstream readers and English learners
  • Have class members write their answers on the back of the sheet if they don't have enough space on the front
  • The story is titled The Wolf, but is more commonly known as The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • Reading passage and questions fit onto one page
  • Uses a well-known story to reinforce reading comprehension skills
  • Moral is written is a rhyming pattern
  • None
Common Core