'); } var S; S=topJS(); SLoad(S); //-->
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 2 to 3|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||2.78|
The Tale of the Pied Piper
By Brenda B. Covert
1 Have you heard the tale of the pied piper? They say that more than 600 years ago, on July 22, a man came to Hamelin, Germany. The town had a rat problem. They needed help. The mayor vowed to pay any price! The man known only as the pied piper got rid of the rats. Once the rats were gone, the mayor did not keep his promise. Then, the pied piper was angry, and he . . .
2 Let's stop the story and answer a few questions.
What does "pied" mean?
It is not a person who has been hit with pies.
It is not eating too much pie.
It means there are two or more colors.
In this case, it means the piper was dressed in a coat of two colors. A poet once wrote that the piper's coat was half yellow and half red.
Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable
English Reading Comprehension: The Tale of the Pied Piper
Spanish Reading Comprehension: El cuento del flautista de Hamelin
Rat-catcher's Day Math Printable
Rat-catcher's Day Math Problems
Feedback on The Tale of the Pied Piper
Weekly Reading Books
More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets