El camino de Murdoch
Le chemin de Murdoch
Fairy Tale (fiction), 1,580 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 630L
In this fairy tale told by the famous Irish author Juliana Horatia Ewing, poor Pat finds himself dancing with fairies after he accidentally takes the infamous Murdoch's Path. Fortunately, Pat minds his manners, and as a result he is richly rewarded. When a greedy shoemaker learns of Pat's good fortune and tries to duplicate his success, the shoemaker finds that the fairies do not reward those who try to trick them.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions
Story Elements : Understand story elements of setting, characters, and sequence, plot, and moral
Grammar and Mechanics
Possessive Nouns : Understand and use apostrophe to show ownership
Synonyms : Recognize and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class