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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Fairy Tale Autobiographies
|Grades||5 – 9|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
Grades 2 – 4 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After examining recipes written based on students’ favorite fairy tales, students research a recipe related to their favorite story, book, or fairy tale and include it in a classroom recipe book.
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.
Grades 4 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 22
Students examine the painting that inspired Sondheim's Pulitzer-prize winning musical and then create a story of their own based on image they choose.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 2
Students write a brief summary of one of Andersen's stories, and then read the original story and compare the two versions of the tale with the Venn Diagram tool.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 6
Students take place in a collaborative creative writing activity to begin to understand the hallmarks of the literary style known as magical realism.
Grades K – 6 | Professional Library | Book
Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds for their stories. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings: books that include middle grade humor, satire, coming of age stories, and graphic novels.