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Has your class just finished the story of Hansel and Gretel? Do you think they'd enjoy a fun learning game that reinforces site word recognition and listening skills? If so, stop and print this great Hansel and Gretel themed bingo game. Each bingo card contains nine labeled images from the story. Learners will be able to practice recognizing simple words as they play a fun game.
For this reading worksheet, 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 worksheet.
In this comprehension instructional activity, students answer short answer and discussion questions for the story Hansel and Gretel. Students complete 14 questions.
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.
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.
Students complete several activities to learn about the German culture. In this German culture activity, students read the 'Hansel and Gretel' story and create a paper gingerbread house. Students complete a matching game for the story. Students are introduced to some German foods using pictures and a taste test activity.
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.
Students discover the classic fable "Hansel and Gretel." In this reading activity, students read a classic fable and define the elements that make a coherent story possible.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Fracture some fairy tales! After brainstorming and storytelling, class members work together to create a class fractured fairy tale. Then, they compose their own fractured fairy tale by writing a new fairy tale or adding in surprises to a traditional fairy tale. Learners illustrate their work, which can be placed in the class library for later reading. As an extension pupils can perform their fractured fairy tale as a play for the class.
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".
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.
Students read Hansel and Gretel, and discuss the conflict in the story, while determining who the protagonist and the antagonist are.  In this fiction instructional activity, students chart the conflict in the story they have just read. 
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 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.
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.
Use this worksheet whenever you'd like to test or practice adverb clauses. On the page is a pair of exercises that help learners practice identifying and writing adverb clauses. Since there aren't examples, this would work well as an assessment or as an extension of an in-class lesson. Split up the exercises over a few days, or assign one for a warm-up and one for homework.

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