The Fisherman and His Wife Story Elements from Fairy Tales

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Susan Berkowitz
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. One of the key language skills that students need for academic and social success is an understanding of the elements and parts to a story. Story grammar is a part of understanding every storybook, historical events, and most conversations. Students with language disorders have difficulty learning
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Love using stories in therapy? Fairy tales and folk tales are great for teaching about story elements and other language skills. They have definite problems with solutions and interesting characters and settings. Help your students - especially those with language disorders - learn about story elements and help them with story retelling with this resource. It uses the story to build language skills; such as sequencing, retelling, and using descriptive vocabulary.

The information in the introduction includes a hierarchy of questions to ask during reading.


☀ Question hierarchy for reading

☀ 5 session lesson plans

☀ Definitions match

☀ Words that describe

☀ Story sequencing & re-telling

☀ Sentence strips

☀ Sentence writing

☀ Story elements activities

☀ Sequencing activities

☀ Real or Not

☀ If I had a magic fish… writing activity

I used this activity with language learning disabled students in 3rd to 6th grade. It would be appropriate for other special needs students, as well.

Buyers have said:

  • I bought this and the book to work with my Autisic grandson who needs to work on his comprehension. This is perfect, lots of variety and activities to keep him interested in the learning process.

  • This was a valuable resource that I used for my students with special needs so that they could also develop comprehension skills. Brilliant and comprehensive.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.


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