Blue Beard: A Fairy Tale for Children?

Make a study of the well-known fairy tale (in this case told by the Brothers Grimm), Bluebeard. Learners read the story, respond to several questions about the text, and practice vocabulary words from the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Read the story together and assign the vocabulary practice for homework, picking and choosing which worksheets to assign based on your pupils' ability levels
  • Use this as part of a unit on various fairy tales
Classroom Considerations
  • Kids who need to work on their printing can complete the tracing page for practicing the vocabulary; all students can practice their cursive with the other tracing page
  • Most versions of the story write the character's name as Bluebeard; all of the materials included here say Blue Beard instead
Pros
  • Make sure to go to the materials tab to find all of the vocabulary worksheets (one for definitions and sentences, one for practicing printing, and a third for practicing cursive) and a full copy of the story
Cons
  • The lines provided for students to write on are inconsistent sizes; some are full handwriting lines and others are narrow and may be too small for younger grades
Common Core