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Fairy Tales from Life
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Fairy tales representing a range of cultural and ethnic heritages (see this booklist or the listed Websites)
- Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
- Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story by Robert D. San Souci
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
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.
- Common Elements of Fairy Tales
- Common Fairy Tale Situations
- Fairy Tale Peer Review
- Reflective Journal Instructions
- Fairy Tale Feedback
- Little Red Riding Hood Booklist
- Discovering Fairy Tales
- Multicultural Cinderella Stories
- Fairy Tales for Young and Old
- Fairy Tale Variants Booklists
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales
- Hans Christian Anderson
- Fairy Tales: Notes and Background
- Snow White Resources
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales
- The Cinderella Project
- The Jack and the Beanstalk and Jack the GiantKiller Project
- The Little Red Riding Hood Project
- 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 offers 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 Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola and Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story by Robert D. San Souci, but you may substitute other titles as desired.
- Make copies of the handouts for students: Common Elements of Fairy Tales, Common Fairy Tale Situations, Fairy Tale Peer Review, Reflective Journal Instructions, and Fairy Tale Feedback.
- Test the Story 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.