Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Tortoise and the Hare

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Slow and steady wins the race to fluent reading with this printable version of "The Tortoise and the Hare". Presenting children with fun illustrations and a repetitive story structure, this resource is perfect for developing the skills of emergent readers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Perform a whole class read aloud of this story as part of a unit on Aesop's fables, afterward allowing students to:

  • Practice reading the mini-book independently or in pairs as a learning center
  • Take the book home to practice reading with their parents
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Book uses language appropriate for most primary learners
  • Two additional versions of the book are available that allow pupils to write the text or draw the illustrations for the story
  • A document is included that provides instructions for creating the mini-book
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