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Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Read-aloud: three 20-minute sessions; Instruction and writing: five 50-minute sessions|
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 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 K – 8 | Calendar Activity |  September 8
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.
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 K – 12 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.
Grades K – 5 | Professional Library | Book
This practical text outlines various ways to enhance and enrich writing instruction through the use of children's literature.