Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Nightingale

Engage emergent readers in a literature unit on fairy tales with this printable version of "The Nightingale." Including dialogue, multisyllabic words, and up to five lines of text on a page, this book is ideal for developing the reading fluency of second and third grade students.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • While reading the story aloud to the class, have children follow along in their own books
  • Have pupils practice reading the story in small groups during a teacher-led learning center
  • Encourage parents to practice reading with their children by sending a copy of the mini-book home
Classroom Considerations

  • If making copies for each individual student, consider seeking the help of a classroom aide, parent volunteer, or upper elementary student 
Pros

  • Additional versions of the template are provided that allow children to fill in the text or create illustrations for the story
  • A separate document that provides directions for making the mini-book is included
Cons

  • None