"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text

"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
"The Wolf and the Fox," a Grimms' Fairy Tale - Close Reading Questions & Text
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  1. This bundle of guided reading worksheets covers 18 Grimms' fairy tales and includes a summative test. Student learning will be supported as they engage with the text, making their engagement visible through annotations and constructed responses.  These editable guided reading worksheets promote acti
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This editable 8-question guided reading worksheet promotes active reading strategies, facilitating general reading comprehension and higher-order analysis of a Grimms' fairy tale: "The Wolf and the Fox." By completing this activity, high school students will demonstrate general plot recall and active engagement with the text via making annotations and answering high-order questions. Though labeled a close reading handout, it may also serve as an assessment tool that holds students accountable for assigned independent or group reading of this short story.

The resource is delivered in Word Document, Google Document, and PDF formats. An answer key is provided, as is a copy of the narrative, which is in the public domain. "The Wolf and the Fox," a 720-word text, has an estimated Lexile measure of 1000-1100, making it an appropriate addition to any short story unit at the high school level.

Questions pertain to the following:

  • Exploring character motivations, whether explicitly stated in the text or implied through character actions, and articulating responses clearly
  • Exploring the author's craft, exploring unique and unfamiliar phrasing to discern intent and meaning
  • Defining complex words and phrases in context
  • Responding clearly, concisely, and accurately to analytical questioning
  • Analyzing textual details to draw inferences and support rational arguments
  • Applying knowledge of literary devices to the text, articulating how they are applied while citing textual evidence in support of claims (situational irony)
  • Exploring textual details to find and articulate similarities among characters
  • Writing with clarity and precision

This resource aligns well to Academic Literacy Project teaching principles and may serve as the basis for small-group discussions. Through these discussions, students decode language and pose/respond to questions relating to plot, broad topics, and character development, demonstrating an ability to analyze how complex characters transform and advance the plot and themes by applying logic and citing compelling, meaningful textual evidence. They will also evaluate their peers' reasoning and use of rhetoric to advance claims, clarifying or challenging unclear ideas. Using this resource for structured guidance, students, ultimately, will present information, conclusions, and supporting textual evidence clearly, concisely, and appropriately, thereby helping their peers comprehend their thinking.

In addition to helping students gain deeper understanding of the material and greater confidence in their ability to read and comprehend complex texts, this resource helps prepare students for ACT reading question types.

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This resource is available in a substantially discounted bundle of short story resources. Alternatively, it is available in another massively discounted bundle, which offers access to Google Document versions of more than 440 high school English materials.

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Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
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