Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Elves and the Shoemaker

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Engage young readers in a unit on fairy tales with their very own copy of the classic story "The Elves and the Shoemaker." Including dialogue, three-syllable words, and up to five lines of text on a page, this printable book is best suited for developing the fluency of second and third grade readers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read the story aloud to the class, asking kids to follow along in their own copies of the book
  • After becoming familiar with the story, have children practice reading the book independently or in pairs
  • Send the mini-book home with class members and have them practice reading with their parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Seek the assistance of a classroom aide or upper elementary student when assembling a class set of the mini-books
Pros

  • Two additional versions of the template are provided that engage students in either writing the text or drawing the illustrations for the story
  • A separate document is provided that includes instructions for creating the mini-book
Cons

  • None