Fairy Tales or Fairytales , Fables, Folktales 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension

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A fairy tales, folk tales, and fables close reading unit can make writing lesson plans a breeze and ensures a deeper exploration into understanding stories while students provide text evidence from specified Mentor Texts (a list is included!). This interactive reading unit uses three different genres to teach deeper thinking about the main characters, the moral of the story, text structure, point of view, and comparing and contrasting stories. Graphic organizers are included and can be used with a small group or the whole class.

These differentiated lesson plans include think sheets, book lists, anchor charts, and more!

This unit is intended to be used over a six-week time frame but can easily be adjusted to meet your needs. 

⭐️This unit does not correlate with any one particular reading curriculum. Still, it has been designed to use as a means for covering literature reading comprehension standards and can be used as a supplement or as a stand-alone resource. This resource was designed for second graders.

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✓ Highly Effective Lesson Plans include essential questions, gradual release of responsibility model, high engagement cooperative learning structures incorporated, rubrics to help make students aware of criteria in advance, higher-order questions, standards-based lessons, and beginning and ending review

✓ Graphic Organizers that can be used with easy-to-find literature

✓ Formative Assessment (differentiated options included)

✓ Anchor Charts

✓ Writing in response to reading

✓ Vocabulary

✓ Standards Covered:

RL.1 Asking and Answering Questions

RL.2 Central Themes and Retelling

RL.3 Characters Overcome Obstacles

RL.4 Vocabulary

RL.5 Text Structure

RL.6 Point of View

RL.7 Illustrations

RL. Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales and Folktales

✓ Reading and Discussion Tasks included:

Asking Questions (text-based)





Point of View

Characters' response to challenges

Story elements

✓ Writing Tasks

Writing about reading (answering text-based questions and retelling)

✓ Foundational Skills

Fluency work

Authors Chosen for this unit:

(These are suggested books. Copies of the books are not provided):


(Version 1) Stone Soup by Jon J Muth

(Version 2) Stone Soup by Kevin Graal (created by Unilever to mark World Food Day)

The Elephant’s Child How the Elephant Got His Trunk (Nook Book) by Rudyard Kipling


(Version 1) Cinderella by Barbara McClintock

(Version 2) Cinderella by Barbara Karlin

Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying! By Trisha Speed Shaskan

Red Riding Hood by Barbara Karlin

Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Fables: (All available on the Internet- links included)

The Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop and illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop

The Fox and the Grapes by Aesop

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Total Pages
163 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.


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