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Fairy Tale Autobiographies
|Grades||5 – 9|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
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MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie
- Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.
Grades 1 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
- Fairy Tale Picture Books for Class Exploration
- Common Elements of Fairy Tales
- Situations for Fairy Tales
- Fairy Tale Peer Review Form
- Fairy Tale Feedback
- Discovering Fairy Tales
- Traditional and Modern Retellings of Little Red Riding Hood (PDF)
- Multicultural Cinderella Stories
- Fairy Tale Variants Booklists
- Grimm's Fairy Tales
- Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales and Stories
- Fairy Tales for Young and Old
- Snow White (collected by D.L. Ashiman)
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales (from National Geographic)
- The Cinderella Project
- The Jack and the Beanstalk and Jack the Giant-Killer Project
- The Little Red Riding Hood Project
- Fairy Tales: Notes and Backgrounds
- Select fairy tales for whole class and group reading. Be sure to include a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds in your choices. The booklist Fairy Tale Picture Books for Class Exploration and additional booklists from the Websites section offer titles that can be explored with students. Additionally, your librarian may have suggestions for titles that will work well for this lesson. As example texts, this lesson uses Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie and Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young, but you may substitute other titles as desired. Ed Young’s I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket would also be effective for this lesson.
- Make copies of the handouts for students: Common Elements of Fairy Tales, Situations for Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Peer Review Form, and Fairy Tale Feedback.
- Test the Literary Elements Map and Plot Diagram Tool on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.