5th Grade Reading Worksheet

The Tain

The Tain

The Táin, formally known as Táin Bó Cúailnge, is an epic from early Irish literature. The legend tells the story of Cú Chulainn, a teenage hero who defended his homeland of Ulster from war, gods, and the queen of Connacht. Read The Táin for kids in this worksheet, and learn about its characters in comprehension exercises. Kids will practice profiling characters using adjectives, and also answer questions about characters' actions and motivations. The Táin is a fantastical story with shapeshifting demigods, valuable bulls, and raging monsters.

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