"The Juniper Tree," A Grimms' Fairy Tale - Guided Reading & Annotating Worksheet

This editable 15-question assessment measures and extends comprehension and holds students accountable for the assigned reading of “The Juniper Tree” by The Brothers Grimm. As a guided reading worksheet, student learning will be supported as they engage with the text, making their engagement visible through annotations and constructed responses. An answer key is included, as are Word Document, Google Document, and PDF versions of the resource.

Questions pertain to the following key details:

  • Defining vocabulary in context
  • The first wife’s cause of death
  • The step-mother’s motivations and strategy for murdering her step-son
  • The step-mother’s attempts to conceal the truth from her daughter and husband
  • Black puddings
  • Dual interpretations of character remarks
  • Marlinchen’s burial of her brother’s bones beneath the juniper tree
  • A bird’s numerous requests of several people
  • Demonstrating knowledge of literary devices and applying them to the text (foreshadowing, dramatic irony)
  • Citing textual evidence in support of claims
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Created: Feb 27, 2019

Updated: Jun 23, 2019


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