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Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

 

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Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Grades 5 – 8
Activity Time 60–90 minutes
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Activity Description

When children read a familiar story told from a different point of view and then use what they have read to help them write their own version, they think critically about what the different parts of a story are and how changing these parts changes what the reader gets out of the story. Fairy tales are perfect for this activity because they are so well known; new versions of fairy tales are often called fractured fairy tales.

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Why This Is Helpful

When children read a familiar story told from a different point of view and then use what they have read to help them write their own version, they think critically about what the different parts of a story are and how changing these parts changes what the reader gets out of the story. Fairy tales are perfect for this activity because they are so well known; new versions of fairy tales are often called fractured fairy tales.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plans “Critical Literacy: Point of View” and “This Is My Story: Encouraging Students to Use a Unique Voice.”

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