Riquet with the Tuft eBook with Worksheets
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Riquet with the Tuft - eBook with Worksheets

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Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form. A fairy who was at his birth said, however, that he would be very amiable for all that, since he would have uncommon good sense. She even added that it would be in his power, by virtue of a gift she had just then given him, to bestow as much sense as he pleased on the person he loved the best. All this somewhat comforted the poor Queen. It is true that this child no sooner began to talk than he said a thousand pretty things, and in all his actions there was an intelligence that was quite charming. I forgot to tell you that he was born with a little tuft of hair upon his head, which made them call him Riquet with the Tuft, for Riquet was the family name.

Click here to print this crossword puzzle featuring 25 vocabulary terms from the fairy tale "Riquet with the Tuft" as told by the Brothers Grimm.

7. recompense
8. defects
9. prudent
10. profound
12. afflict
15. moderate
16. impertinences
19. agreeable
20. amiable
21. misshapen
23. discourse
24. recollecting

1. inclination
2. mortified
3. misfortune
4. bestowed
5. reproaching
6. advantage
9. perfections
11. nuptials
13. bewail
14. unhandy
17. senseless
18. melancholy
22. perceived

Idea 1: Go over the vocabulary terms before and during the reading of the story. Have students practice writing them, alphabetizing them, learning their meanings, etc.

We have free printable vocabulary development worksheets available here.

Idea 2: Underline each vocabulary term in the story before making copies for students.

Idea 3: Have students highlight each vocabulary term before they start reading, so that they can mentally take note of each word in context.


Click here to print this worksheet that asks students to place the 25 vocabulary terms from the story into alphabetical (ABC) order.


Click here to print 25 flashcards featuring the fairy tale's vocabulary terms. These are great for having kids quiz one another for spelling.