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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


International Literacy Association


Student Interactives

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.


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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 2

Hans Christian Andersen was born on this date in 1805.

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   K – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 8

Jon Scieszka was born in 1954.

Students review Scieszka's tips for encouraging young people to read and then create their own, sharing ideas with adults in their community through a letter.


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Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Changing Times, Changing Literacies

This book shows you how to move away from reliance exclusively on print and incorporate multiliteracies into your classroom.


Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

This practical text outlines various ways to enhance and enrich writing instruction through the use of children's literature.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Fractured Fairy Tales

Tired of the same old books? Try on these “fractured” tales for a fun twist on familiar stories.


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