The Emperor’s New Clothes

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The well-known fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" is at the center of this exercise that asks learners to consider the nature of power and corruption. Class members read the tale and then respond to three questions related to the text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Group this tale with other texts, informational and literary, that touch on the topics of power and corruption
  • Read and annotate the story as a class
  • Set up the final question as an essay question after reading several texts, providing other necessary writing supports for learners
Classroom Considerations
  • The questions are listed on the last page, so you may wish to create your own worksheet with lines and other writing supports on it
  • A copy of the full fairy tale is included
  • Questions ask learners to use evidence and make connections to experiences and other works
  • None
Common Core