There was once a poor fisherman who lived in an old hut by the sea with his wife. One day when he is out fishing he catches a magic fish claiming to be a prince. Learning this fact, the fisherman does the right thing and lets him go. However, when his wife finds out, she orders him to go back to the sea and make a wish for her. Her reluctant husband does as she asks - many times, for his wife does not stay happy for long. Eventually, the poor fisherman and his wife must pay the price for being so greedy. An easy-to-read folktale adapted by Freya Littledale with pictures by Winslow Pinney Pels.
Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.
Worksheets in this guide are for Little Bear's Visit, Frog and Toad Are Friends, Curious George, The Magic Fish, Caps for Sale, Baby Sister for Frances, Madeline, Nate the Great and the Lost List, Amelia Bedelia, A New Coat for Anna and Blaze and the Lost Quarry.
If given a choice, most young readers will choose a book over a "reader" style collection of stories. Why? The stories are interesting, the illustrations engaging, and they seem more "manageable". Okay, so why not teach reading comprehension and beginning literature skills using wonderful children's books? Maybe because you don't want to invest in study guides for each book. Or maybe because you think there needs to be just a little more organized coverage of skills than you might come up with on your own. Or, maybe you just haven't found the right resource. Well, Logos Press has answered all these "maybes" by creating worksheets to go along with some great children's literature. These reproducible worksheets are compiled into spiral bound books and incorporate both the answers and notes for the teacher. Children have seven kinds of questions to answer: matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drawing a picture, listing, vocabulary definitions, and essay-type. Beginning Literature 1 and 2 includes worksheets for each book plus a sample reading comprehension worksheet that functions as a book report form identifying and describing main characters as well as listing the book's happenings at the beginning, middle, and end. These worksheets provide an excellent introduction to literature studies and reading comprehension by encouraging both thinking about the reading selection and expressing those thoughts in a cohesive manner. A grading label (for reading, English, and spelling) is included on each worksheet. The teacher's instructions include guidelines for grading, and a complete answer key is included.