El Enano Saltarín
Fairy Tale (fiction), 1,550 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 880L
Rumpelstiltskin is the retelling of the classic German fairy tale in which the daughter of a poor miller finds herself in the hands of a wicked king who commands her to spin straw into gold thread. Unable to complete this impossible task, Evaline descends into despair until a strange little man comes to her aid--but at what cost? The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze plot and to summarize a text.
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Close Read Passages
callous, compensation, deftness, fanciful, devastation, gnome, ominous, ordeal, precious, spindle, spinning wheel, transform
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Analyze Plot : Analyze plot
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and understand synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class