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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Give your second graders some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the timeless story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
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Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Fox and the Crow
The Fox and the Crow
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The Fox and the Crow
Stories are a fantastic way to teach kids important life lessons. This reading comprehension worksheet uses the classic Aesop’s fable—The Fox and the Crow—to get your students thinking about the central lesson of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
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Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
This worksheet helps your child focus on prediction and comprehension in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Kids will read the classic fable and answer written prompts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Lion and the Mouse Fable
The Lion and the Mouse Fable
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The Lion and the Mouse Fable
Want to help your young readers learn to discern the central message or lesson of fictional stories? Have your students read this short version of the classic fable of the "Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop to practice determining the moral.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Five Finger Story Sequencing
Five Finger Story Sequencing
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Five Finger Story Sequencing
Make sequencing stories more interesting than just beginning, middle, and end! This "handy" graphic organizer can be used with all fiction to help set up a concise but thorough summary using a five finger strategy.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
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Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story webs organize a story into one main idea and several details. Help your second grader read the story, then analyze it using the story web.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Elements Map
Story Elements Map
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Story Elements Map
This story map will help organize students' retelling of stories while reinforcing the concepts of sequencing, main idea, character traits, and setting.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mountain
Story Mountain
Worksheet
Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries
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Chapter Summaries
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
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Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
 Fable & Folktale Story Map
Fable & Folktale Story Map
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Fable & Folktale Story Map
Use this handy story map to help students organize the events and lessons in the fables and folktales they read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Crow and the Jug
The Crow and the Jug
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The Crow and the Jug
Short stories, such as The Crow and the Jug, make great reading comprehension tools. Use this short Aesop’s fable to get your second graders thinking about central lessons and morals.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sequencing to Summarize
Sequencing to Summarize
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Sequencing to Summarize
Stretch student understanding of story sequencing into a summary with this graphic organizer. Students will start by jotting down quick notes to remember each part of the story, then they'll use their notes to write a complete summary of the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
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Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Your students will use an abridged version of "The Princess and the Pea" to practice analyzing and expressing character traits with the help of a word bank.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
Retelling Folktales and Fables
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
After reading a fable or folktale, students will use this cute graphic organizer to record the most important things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then they'll try their hand at identifying the moral of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear
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Masha and the Bear
Build reading and vocabulary skills with a fun folktale coloring series! She'll color the illustrations and clip the five pages together to make a storybook.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
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"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
Give your young readers some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the beloved story of The Three Little Pigs! Students will consider protagonists, antagonists, and character dynamics with this version of the classic story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
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"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
The "Somebody Wanted But So Then" reading strategy is a great way to help kids identify the key elements of a story. Students will use this easy format to begin summarizing a story of your choice in this fun treasure map-themed worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Giant Turnip
The Giant Turnip
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The Giant Turnip
Share a story with your child! With this five-page classic folktale, she'll get to color the illustrations as she hones her reading skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sum It Up: Vocabulary
Sum It Up: Vocabulary
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Sum It Up: Vocabulary
Your students will seek to read and complete sentences using a word bank of common reading comprehension terms, such as conflict and setting.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Farmer and his Son
The Farmer and his Son
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The Farmer and his Son
Enjoy a classic Aesop's fable, retold through a short collection of coloring pages! Your child will love reading this funny story as she colors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Retell with Pictures
Retell with Pictures
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Retell with Pictures
Take the monotony out of writing chapter summaries with this fun and creative alternative! Rather than writing out summaries, students will get to create illustrations and captions for major events from each chapter of their book.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sum it Up: Grandpa's Boat
Sum it Up: Grandpa's Boat
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Sum it Up: Grandpa's Boat
Your students will demonstrate understanding of a short fiction text by answering who, when, what, where, why, and how questions. Use this as an introduction to the vocabulary in the EL Support Lesson: Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How Questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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