Hans Christian Anderson's short story, the Emperor's New Clothes, can tell a story about pride and honesty. I have included the short story as a read aloud, a partner read, or an independent read. I believe the Lexile falls at 780. I have also include a word study on a few of the harder Tier 3 words in the story. There is an anticipatory guide for the words, with a rating scale. I have included follow up questions for discussion or as a worksheet. Plus, there is a prewriting sheet at the end with a prompt that follow with the story.