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The Elves and the Shoemaker read by Chrissy Metz

  • Chrissy Metz reads "The Elves and the Shoemaker"
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Subject English Language Arts — Reading Standards for Fiction, Speaking and Listening, Writing
Grade Level Grades 1-3
Resource Type Activity
Attributes Good for Parents
Standards Alignment

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The story is a simple one, of a poor shoemaker and his wife who suddenly find they are getting help from a mysterious source. They discover their helpers are little elves, whom are working long and hard to finish making shoes. When the man and woman become rich because of the elves, they decide they must give back to the elves in return.

Storyline Online's The Elves and the Shoemaker is read by Chrissy Metz, written by Brothers Grimm & Jim LaMarche and illustrated by Jim LaMarche.



The Elves and the Shoemaker read by Chrissy Metz
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Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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