This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen as well as several other folktales (included). These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 6, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying folktales. Please verify this by taking a look at the preview file.
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6: December Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Text Evidence (EXTRA practice on this skill in several different activities)
Folktales - Properties of Different Types, including fairytales, tall tales, fables, legends, and myths. At least one of each type of folktale is included within this unit with accompanying activities!
Conflict (Internal vs. External)
Review of these skills from previous units: theme, character traits, characterization, story elements, plot pyramid
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered. The ones above are simply the FOCUS of this unit.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching about folktales. Full texts for 10 folktales are also included within this unit.
It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. Download and view the unit for another short story, Stray, for free here.
I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
List of Activities & Standards Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Conflict Lesson*
Activity 2: Conflict Printables*
Activity 3: Journal Prompt/Discussion*
Activity 4: Text “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
Activity 5: Conflict Annotation Guide**
Activity 6: Story Vocabulary Activity (Review)*
Activity 7: Comprehension Quiz*
Activity 8: Plot Diagram Review**
Activity 9: Character Trait Text Evidence Analysis**
Activity 10: Theme Analysis w/Text Evidence**
Activity 11: Finding Text Evidence Activity**
Activity 12: Comprehension Skills Test**
Activity 13: Types of Folktales Lesson**
Activity 14: Text - 5 Fables*
Activity 15: Theme Analysis/Text Evidence in Fables***
Activity 16: Text “Pecos Bill”
Activity 17: Annotation Guide Tall Tale Exaggerations**
Activity 18: Figurative Language Review Lesson**
Activity 19: Text “Medusa”
Activity 20: Figurative Language Vocab Guide***
Activity 21: Text “Rapunzel”
Activity 22: Rapunzel Text Evidence Quiz/Annotate***
Activity 23: Text “Arthur and the Sword”
Activity 24: View/Discuss King Arthur Video Clip**
Activity 25: Essential Question***
BONUS: Mid-Year Assessment***
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quiz and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.