Hansel and Gretel Teacher Resources
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"A Wrinkle in the Tale"
Sixth graders listen to story Hansel and Gretel, draw story board, take other well-known fairytale and rewrite one or more parts of story in small groups, perform various versions of story, and develop improvisations from situations in story. Three lessons on one page.
Hansel and Gretel
In this reading activity, 1st graders read the story Hansel and Gretel write the moral, and illustrate a concept from the story. Students read 8 pages total on this activity.
Hansel and Gretel: Discovering Story Elements
Students discover the classic fable "Hansel and Gretel." In this reading lesson, students read a classic fable and define the elements that make a coherent story possible.
Hansel and Gretel
In this comprehension worksheet, learners answer short answer and discussion questions for the story Hansel and Gretel. Students complete 14 questions.
Nibble, Nibble, Little Mouse
Students complete activities to analyze points of view in different texts. In this point of view lesson, students read Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Circle and discuss the points of view. Students choose a character from the story and retell the story from that characters point of view. Students evaluate the stories with a class-developed rubric.
Vocabulary: Make Connections with New Vocabulary
The story Hansel and Gretel is used to build new vocabulary in context. The class reads the story together. They then focus on 2-3 new vocabulary words, using the context of the story to help define them. This lesson is fully scripted which makes it a great tool for substitutes and pre-service teachers.
International Festival: Germany
Pupils complete several activities to learn about the German culture. In this German culture lesson, students read the 'Hansel and Gretel' story and create a paper gingerbread house. Pupils complete a matching game for the story. Students are introduced to some German foods using pictures and a taste test activity.
Children's Media and Censorship
High schoolers form opinions about children and television censorship after analyzing literature. They complete a journal writing activity to identify the topic and make a list of inappropriate television shows for children. Next, they watch and analyze a video of "Hansel and Gretel." Finally, they read a Stephen King essay and write an essay about his views.
The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales
Learners read several fairy tales of Russian origin. They brainstorm common elements of a fairy tale and identify those elements in several examples. They retell a favorite fairy tale through a skit, oral storytelling, a sketch, or a written story.
Was Goldilocks Innocent or Guilty?
Fourth graders act out a mock fairy tale trial. They use a fairy tale like "The Three Little Pigs", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Hansel and Grete"l, and/or "Little Red Riding Hood".
Hansel And Gretel's Snack
A short reenactment of Hansel and Gretel provides viewers with a newer, healthier, version of the story. In this version, Hansel and Gretel choose a healthier treat to eat.
The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales
Pupils listen to stories read aloud from Russian fairy tales and create illustrations to re-tell the stories with visual images. They work in groups to analyze the themes and motifs of the fairy tales. Then they compare and contrast the stories with European fairy tale versions using a Venn diagram.
Relationship Between the Protagonist and Antagonist
Students read Hansel and Gretel, and discuss the conflict in the story, while determining who the protagonist and the antagonist are. For this fiction lesson, students chart the conflict in the story they have just read.
What's So Nice About Fairy Tales?
Seventh graders modernize a fairy tale, then compare their version with he original version and determine whether or not they've changed the author's original intent.
Students compare and contrast different versions of "Hansel and Gretel" and "The Gingerbread Boy". Using a software program, they color a gingerbread house design of their choice. Based on the house, they write thier own story making sure it has a beginning, middle and end.
Introduction To Fairy Tales
Students listen to the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" retold and illustrated by Jane Ray. They discuss how the illustrator created the mood of the story. They then fill in a chart of story elements identifying the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
Lesson Plan 7: Achieve Your Goals
Seventh graders employ problem solving skills as they read Hansel and Gretel. In this problem solving model lesson, 7th graders use the provided worksheet to analyze the conflict that Hansel and Gretel face in the tale. Students also complete a sensory image worksheet based on the tale.
As the saying goes: there are no new stories. Standard 9 for reading literature in the Common Core addresses this fact and requires that students be able to analyze how authors use the themes, stories, and characters of earlier works. Like other lessons from this source, the activity includes several pairings of texts that can be used to practice this skill with your class. After reviewing a couple sample pairings with your pupils, discussing what aspects they have in common as well as how they differ from one another, individuals can take the included multiple choice quizzes. The questions and discussion prompts do a great job of drawing students' attention to the details of the text and to supporting their analysis.
Spend a Week in Germany
Seventh graders engage in a series of activities designed to be a fun week enabling students to experience life in Germany. The activities are aligned with state objectives and could be applied to any country of interest to Students.
Helpful Animals and Compassionate Humans in Folklore
Students define elements of stories from around the world that include helpful animals. They explore animal character motivations and use graphic organizers to compare and contrast animal stories from different cultures.