Rapunzel Teacher Resources
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Youngsters read the story of Rapunzel and go over vocabulary and answer discussion questions. They also list qualities of characters, discuss settings, make a diorama, and more.
A whole class read aloud of the story "Rapunzel" leads to a variety of related activities. Learners become familiar with the author and the title of the story. They also sequence the events in the story and discover the patterns of geometric shapes used in the illustrations.
Falling for Rapunzel: Dramatic Play
What a way to teach the parts of a play! Use Michelle Anthony’s adapted script of Falling for Rapunzel to demonstrate for your young readers the differences between stories and dramas. While no lesson plan is included, the script could launch a discussion of plays and serve as a model for budding playwrights.
In this reading activity, students read the story of Rapunzel along with their teacher. Students read 5 pages total over a period of a week.
In this story activity, learners read "Rapunzel," then answer comprehension, extension and discussion questions and conduct simple research on castles.
Fairy Tales as a Genre of Literature
Pupils examine the literary elements of fairy tales. After reading the fairy tale "Rapunzel" and discussing the elements of fairy tales that occur as they read, they use a story web to help plan and create an original fairy tale. Students present their fairy tale to the class in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
Different Strokes For Different Folktales
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a read aloud. This is a unit with at least eight lessons, and handouts are included.
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Young learners explore the antagonist. They retell Hansel and Gretel and identify the witch and the stepmother as antagonists. They then brainstorm common character traits of an antagonist, and then write a paragraph describing an antagonist in their current independent reading book.
Young readers examine the elements of story structure that are included in all stories. They include these elements in their own written pieces. This phenomenally-designed plan has everything you need to easily implement it in your classroom. Some episodes from The Reading Rainbow series are utilized.
Mary Todd Tours the World
Pupils analyze how distinguishing another culture encourages us to respect each other. They research culture and all its avenues, recognizing and comprehending the relationship between people and geography. Ultimately, they can apply their knowledge to real-life situations.
Into the Wild,
Young scholars study the importance of point of view. They use a well-known fairy tale to explore how changing the point of view changes the whole story. They discuss what "point of view" means by asking: whose story is it? Whose eyes are we looking through?
Fourth graders discuss fairy tales and how modern day society has changed the perspective in which fairy tales are told and written. In groups, they perform a play or puppet show based on a fairy tale of their choice.
Into the Wild
Young scholars study about how sequels are created by using a well-known fairy tale to create their own. They choose a fairy tale, make a list of all the characters in the story, and generate 3 ideas (minimum) per character. They each select one idea for one character and write independently.
Global Issues Research Project
Students examine different global issues and share their learned information with others. Students choose a topic to research, write a research essay, conduct a survey about knowledge and attitude toward chosen topic, and create an oral and visual presentation of their researched information.
Trade Book Sheet
Students investigate the literature genre of fantasy with the reading of "Piggie Pie" by Margie Palatini. They create a recipe using the context of writing one for inclusion into the "Old Hag Cookbook". Students compare this recipe to the one that is included in the story.
In this reading worksheet, young scholars examine the differences between traditional fairy tales and literary fairy tales. Students read one example of each and write their own fairy tale using one of the two styles.
Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Fairytale Homes
Students create homes for fairytale characters. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop literacy, language, and problem-solving concepts as they create block structures related to specific fairy tales.
Introduction to Myths, Fables, and Legends
Middle schoolers identify elements of myths, fables, and legends as they read an example of each. After reading an example of each type of story, they list elements from each. They compare and contrast these features by completing a graphic organizer on the differences.
Teach your class how to identify the protagonist in a story. The plan suggests starting with a protagonist from a tale you have previously read in class. Then, you can read a new story and work together to identify the protagonist, providing evidence from the text. Finally, pupils get the chance to identify protagonists in their independent reading books. The plan uses Hansel and Gretel for the guided practice; however, you could use any story with a clear protagonist.