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Episode 9 — Fractured Fairy Tales
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published November 25, 2008|
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students read and analyze fairy tales, identifying their common elements. They then write their own “fractured” fairy tales by changing one of the literary elements found in the original.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
What do cowboy hats have to do with fairy tales? Two traditional fairy tales and their Texas-based counterparts set the stage for five different ways to respond to text.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
What really happened to the three little pigs? Students will read and write fractured fairy tales. In composing and editing these tales, students focus on the six traits of writing.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 18
Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 4
Students compare different versions of the fairy tale Cinderella and then rewrite a lesser-known Grimm story and explain the changes they made.
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 3 – 8 | Professional Library | Book
This unique text provides background about folk literature and how to use this rich genre in your classroom.
Games & Tools
Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.