This editable 14-question guided reading worksheet promotes active reading strategies, facilitating deeper understanding of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by the Brothers Grimm. By completing this activity, students will demonstrate general plot recall and active engagement with the text via making annotations. Though labeled a guided reading handout, it may also serve as an assessment tool that holds students accountable for assigned independent reading.
The resource is delivered in Word Document, Google Document, and PDF formats. Additionally, a copy of the text is included since it is in the public domain.
Questions pertain to the following:
- Demonstrating grasp of plot (a huntsman’s task; the huntsman’s deception; the dwarfs’ background; the dwarfs’ reaction to the discovery of Snow White; a mutually beneficial arrangement; the evil Queen’s conspiracy against Snow White; Snow White’s death and revival; the prince’s request).
- Analyzing craft (students will determine how the author’s choice of words affects the reader).
- Applying knowledge of literary devices (students will identify textual examples of foreshadowing).
- Applying knowledge of the conventions of fairy tale writing (students will identify textual evidence supporting their grasp of the conventions of fairy tales).