I don't know about you, but when I was teaching my second graders R.L. 2.9, compare and contrast two versions of the same story, I found it very difficult to find passages for practice. As much as I love printed story books, I wanted my second graders to be able to write on the paper.
Included in this download are three fairy tale rewrites of the fairy tales Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, and The Frog Prince. They are written for mid-2nd to 3rd grade level, 2 pages each passage, 1.5 spaced, and with characters that aren't afraid to take the initiative.
1. The Miller's Daughter (Rumplestiltskin)
A poor miller sends his daughter to the king's castle for her to spin straw into gold. The problem is--she doesn't know how! She finds a little man in the room with magical powers who helps her.
2. Ash (Cinderella)
A boy's father dies, leaving him alone with his terribly lazy step family. He finds work at a blacksmith shop and gains the skills to leave his good-for-nothing family and live on his own.
3. The Pig Princess (The Frog Prince)
A beautiful princess is turned into a pig by a jealous witch. A prince finds her and treats her with kindness and respect. When she becomes human again, she asks for his hand in marriage--he said yes!
These are PASSAGES only, not a complete lesson plan. No worksheets are included.