In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we feature ready-to-use information and activities for beginning readers. We include activities in language, reading comprehension and writing that focus on phonics, word study, comprehension, writing, and reading response. Start off an open discussion with the Before You Read discussion questions. Then, read the story out loud as you use the As You Read questions to engage the students in the story. Follow-up with the After You Read questions to see if the students have comprehended the story. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This is the story of Princess Elizabeth who is in love with Prince Ronald and they plan to soon marry. One day, a terrible dragon smashes Elizabeth’s castle, burns her clothes and disappears with her Prince Ronald. Everything is burnt, so she wears a paper bag and sets off to go get him. She outwits the dragon by challenging him. Exhausted by all the activity, the dragon falls fast asleep. Elizabeth steps over the dragon, goes into the cave and rescues Prince Ronald. Astonished by his reaction, she tells him his clothes are pretty and his hair is tidy, but in fact he’s a bum. They don’t get married after all. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.