Fairytales, Folktales, Fables Interactive Read Aloud Comprehension Lesson Plans

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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  1. This reading comprehension bundle is perfect for interactive read-aloud mini lessons or maxi lessons and contains five different units. 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans and Questions focus on literature or informational text standards. All standards are covered by the conclusion of the y
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Fairytales, Folktales, and Fables are a great way to focus on reading comprehension standards, such as point of view, compare and contrast, the morale of the story, and so much more. This reading comprehension unit is perfect for Reading Workshop or Interactive Read Aloud. Each mini-lesson or maxi lesson takes a closer look at standards-based grading for second-grade with a focus on Fairytales, Folktales, and Fables.

This unit contains six weeks of teacher-tested close reading lesson plans that cover asking and answering questions, central themes, character work, vocabulary, text structure, point-of-view, and comparing and contrasting all three genres. The digital option with the Easel is also available making it easier to share for distance learning or to reduce paper for one-to-one classrooms.

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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

* Anchor Charts

* Writing in response to reading

* Vocabulary

* Standards Covered:

RL.1 Asking and Answering Questions

RL.2 Central Themes and Retelling

RL.3 Character's 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 * List of books and websites available on Preview Download

(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
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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