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Fairy Tales Gone Wild: 10 Creative Ways to Teach Fairy Tales

What do we call it when an author takes a classic fairy tale and changes it into something completely different? It's called a fractured fairy tale. And kids love them. "It's by far my students' favorite language arts unit every year," writes teacher Jessie Averson, a second grade teacher in Tennessee. We asked teachers across the country for their favorite tips on teaching fractured fairy tales. 1. 2. Fairy Tales and Fables Unit. I love it when it all comes together!

Fairy Tales and Fables Unit

Weaving a strand of learning throughout multiple areas in the curriculum is a smarter way to teach and a more powerful learning experience for students. Developed through the study of experts like Linda Dorn, Lucy Caulkins, Lori Octzkus, and Debbie Diller with some of my own twists thrown in, this unit aligns to the Colorado state standards. (Click here for the standards link: ‘Why teach a fairy tales and fable unit?) (click on the books for more information about each title) Fairy tales: start with the original version You may be surprised how many of your students are not familiar with classic fairy tales. Let your students in on the ‘secret’ about fairy tales. The Best Fractured Fairy Tales: Cinderella. Fractured Fairy Tales: Process. Once Upon a Pop-Up Book. Fractured Fairy Tales. Whether it's The Princess and the Rutabaga or Big Blue Riding Hood, invite your students to turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun.

Fractured Fairy Tales

This interactive tool gives students a choice of three fairy tales to read. They are then guided to choose a variety of changes, which they use to compose a fractured fairy tale to print off and illustrate. Useful for teaching point of view, setting, plot, as well as fairy tale conventions such as they lived happily ever after, this tool encourages students to use their imaginations and the writing process at the same time.

Grades 2 – 4 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson. Fairytaledirections. Fractured fairytale – teacher’s notes. Fractured_fairytale.docx. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Lessons for teachers. Lesson Ideas to Match the book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Lessons for teachers

"Here is the "real" story of the three little pigs whose houses are huffed and puffed to smithereens... from the wolf's perspective. This poor, much maligned wolf has gotten a bad rap. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with a sneezy cold, innocently trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his granny a cake. Is it his fault those ham dinners--rather, pigs--build such flimsy homes? Sheesh. " Before Reading: -Read a version of the Original Three Little Pigs. -Explain that you will read another version of the story. -Share with the students the story for today. 3Pigs. Fractured fairytale – teacher’s notes. Fractured Fairy Tales. Worksheets, Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, and Rubrics from TeAch-nology.com. Teaching & Instruction. Special Education Teaching Strategies.

This category includes strategies for supporting instruction in special education and inclusion settings, as well as lesson plans for both inclusion and self contained programs.

Special Education Teaching Strategies

How To Brainstorm in the ClassroomBrainstorming in the classroom. How to have an effective brainstorm. How To Become an Effective Problem SolverEffective problem solving strategies. Keep Them Learning While on VacationLearning on vacation and holidays. How to help with learning. How To Integrate the Special Needs to Student into Physical EducationPhysical education for special needs students. Articles: Teaching Strategies. Instructional Strategies. Resources For The Classroom. Special Education Teaching Strategies. The Teacher's Corner - Lesson Plans, Worksheets and Activities. Education World: The Educator's Best Friend. HotChalk's Lesson Plans Page - Over 4,000 Lesson Plans for Teachers by Teachers.

The Best Web Sites For Teachers. After an exhaustive search for the best web sites for teachers I have found a huge amount of information that teachers will use to better their classrooms. The web sites are categorized by the general grade levels of elementary and secondary schools. If you have a web site that has benefited teachers or students please e-mail me at smith@sbc.edu and let me know. For grades K-12 click image. For grades PreK-8 click image.

For web directories PreK-12 click image. These are the best web sites for all teachers of any grade level. Education World has a variety of lesson plan topics, article archives, subject resources, a counseling page, a special education page, a vocational education page and many pre-school activities. Lesson Planz has an organized site for teachers where they can search by specific grade level.