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Once Upon a Link: A PowerPoint Adventure With Fractured Fairy Tales

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Once Upon a Link: A PowerPoint Adventure With Fractured Fairy Tales

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Overview

Featured Resources

From Theory to Practice

 

OVERVIEW

What would "The Three Little Pigs" be like from the wolf’s point of view? Or "Cinderella" from the point of view of the evil stepsisters? In this lesson, students use both traditional and fractured fairy tales to study story structure and the six traits of writing. Students begin with a reading of several traditional and fractured fairy tales. As students read, they examine the tales for the six traits of writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency, and conventions. After reading the tales, students compare two favorite versions of one fairy tale in terms of the six traits of writing. Next, students work in groups to plan their own original fractured fairy tale with several alternate plotlines and endings. Students then add images, transitions, and motion to enhance the text’s meaning. In a culminating activity, students present their stories to the class and evaluate each other's presentations.

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FEATURED RESOURCES

Microsoft PowerPoint logo PowerPoint Tool Tips: Students can use this handout to find useful tips for creating presentations in PowerPoint.

 

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FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Anstey, M., & Bull, G. (2006). Teaching and learning multiliteracies: Changing times, changing literacies. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

  • The interactive nature of hyperlinked electronic texts means that the reader can choose different paths through the text.

  • If the text is nonlinear, the reader (and writer) needs to develop effective reading (and writing) strategies.

 

Olness, R. (2005). Using literature to enhance writing instruction: A guide for K-5 teachers. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

  • Literature can be used to discover how authors use the six traits of writing.

  • The six traits are ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency, and conventions.

     

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