The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Reinforce reading comprehension strategies and contemplate an important life lesson with a worksheet featuring Aesop's fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. After reading a brief passage, scholars show what they know by way of five questions—four multiple choice and one short answer that focus on plot. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide your class into small groups, work with each group focusing on a learning need specific to that group 
  • Have several copies readily available for pupils to work on when their first task is complete 
  • Spark a conversation; invite learners to share a story of when they, or someone they know—keeping names secret— cried wolf 
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage's reading level is a Lexile® 610 
  • Requires copies for each individual assigned the worksheet  

  • Highlights vocabulary in bold font and defines it at the bottom of the page 
  • Encourages class members to tell the truth 
  • Includes an answer key 

  • None
Common Core