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Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept

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Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Dean

Deborah Dean

Provo, Utah


National Council of Teachers of English


Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

Podcast Episodes

Community Stories



Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

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.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 25

Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith was born in 1959.

Students discuss some of the ways in which illustrations can enhance a story and then become illustrators, using a variety of media.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

Dean introduces postprocess theory to high school English teachers in a practical, classroom-based way.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Fairy Tale Retellings

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.




ReadWriteThink, a fairy godmother for busy teachers

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