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Extended Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From “Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess”

Extended Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From “Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess”

Hone reading comprehension and analysis skills with this worksheet featuring a French fairy tale about a prince, a curse, and the importance of recognizing one's own flaws. Based on an adapted excerpt from “Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess," this engaging folktale tells about a boy unable to see his own flaws—though he’s well aware of others’ flaws—and how the curse is ultimately broken. Geared toward middle school readers, this five-page reading comprehension worksheet begins with a summary that explains the origins of the curse, and then students are asked to read the rest of the fairy tale before answering comprehension questions. Readers will have an opportunity to make inferences, compare and contrast characters, match words from the passage to their meanings, and explain cause-and-effect relationships from the text. Lastly, learners are asked to discuss the implications of using physical traits to judge a person’s worth.

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