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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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
In this comprehension worksheet, 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 lesson, 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.
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.
Students 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.
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 lesson, 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 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.
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.
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. 
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.
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 lesson plan 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. 
Altering the ending of a famous fairy tale is a really fun way for kids to experience creative writing. The lesson here has them do just that! Learners listen to the famous fairy tale, "The Twelve Brothers," and change the ending of the tale any way they want. Pupils share their endings with each other, then illustrate the ending. Even with a class of 25 pupils, you'll be amazed at how each child will come up with a different way for the fairy tale to end.

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