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Episode 9 — Fractured Fairy Tales

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 13:48
Original Air Date Published November 25, 2008
 

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

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

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 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Once Upon a Time Rethought: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales

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

Cowboys and Castles: Interacting With Fractured Texas Tales

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.

 

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Student Interactives

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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Calendar Activities

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 18

Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday.

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

Jacob Grimm, one of the Brothers Grimm, was born today.

Students compare different versions of the fairy tale Cinderella and then rewrite a lesser-known Grimm story and explain the changes they made.

 

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Professional Library

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature With Elementary and Middle School Students

This unique text provides background about folk literature and how to use this rich genre in your classroom.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 8  |  Game & Tool

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.

 

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