This editable 13-question guided reading worksheet promotes active reading strategies, facilitating deeper understanding of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale titled “The Frog King.” By completing this activity, students will demonstrate general plot recall, vocabulary development, 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. Included in this zip file are the following:
A PDF version of the guided reading worksheet.
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An answer key.
A copy of the classic fairy tale, “The Frog King.”
Questions pertain to the following:
- Defining vocabulary in context (dull; odious).
- Demonstrating grasp of plot (a personal conflict; an offer for a favor; the frog’s counteroffer; a surprise visit; the king’s reaction to his daughter’s deceit; a dramatic transformation; faithful Henry’s despair; the breaking of iron bands).
- Analyzing character (students will choose an appropriate descriptor for the princess, citing textual evidence in support of their claims).
- Analyzing craft (students will determine how the author’s choice of words affects the reader).