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- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
Fairy Tale Retellings
A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds for their stories. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings: books that include middle grade humor, satire, coming of age stories, and graphic novels.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 5 – 9 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Fairy Tale Autobiographies
Students read and analyze fairy tales from several cultures, identifying common elements. Choosing common situations, students write original fairy tales, using picture books as models and a peer review process.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 2 – 4 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts
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.
- Classroom Resources | Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts
Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept
Students use fractured fairy tales to practice revision and editing as separate activities when they write their own versions of fairy tales.
- Classroom Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
Fairy Tales and You
Children will draw on their knowledge of story structure and fairy tales to write their own.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 5 – 8 | Activity & Project
Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales
Explore fairy tales told in both old and new ways and use an online tool to help children create their own “fractured” version of a fairy tale.
- Classroom Resources | 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.