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Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Learners use this list as they work independently writing four descriptive sentences, each including a different adjective and supporting detail from the text. Sentence frames are included to assist young writers that need help getting started. For additional support, model how to write a descriptive sentence for the class, providing an example of the writing that is expected of them. As an extension, consider performing this lesson plan with another fairy tale and having the class compare different characters within the genre.
Students develop their reading and writing skills using the story, "Rumpelstiltskin," by the Grimm Brothers. They explore the words honesty, thoughtfulness, greed, promis-keeping, and fairness and apply their definitions to their letter writing. This lesson has many parts and could be applied to the subjects of reading and writing.
In this reading worksheet, students read the story Rumpelstiltskin and illustrate a concept from each page in the story. Students read 4 pages total on this worksheet.
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem and Other Adapted Tales
Young scholars read the story Rumpelstiltskin and discuss the literary elements. They read a different version of Rumpelstiltskin and complete a graphic organizer identifying the literary elements. Finally, they compare both versions and participate in a class discussion.
Lesson 3: Character Values
A value is something a person or character thinks is right or good; it's also a characteristic of a fairy tale. Learners discuss how fairy tale characters often have or exemplify a specific value. They compare the values found in The Three Little Pigs with those from the story Rumpelstiltskin. They use actions and feelings from each story to determine what the focus value is. They also add to their personal characteristics of fairy tales chart.
Students practice mathematics by reading number sense stories. In this fractions lesson, students identify the steps needed to be taken before multiplying two fractions which have different denominators. Students read the book Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin and participate in a fraction board game.
Comprehending Through Questioning
Elementary schoolers observe and apply a variety of reading comprehension strategies. They silently read a passage out of their science textbook, and discuss answering the who, what, where, when, and how of the text. In small groups they read a passage from "Rumpelstiltskin" and answer the five Ws and create a picture about the story.
Lesson 1: Plot Problems
Add another characteristic to your class characteristics of fairy tales chart. First they discuss the concept of problems or conflicts found in most fairy tale plots then they practice identifying conflict as they read. They read the story Rumplestiltskin, determine what the main character's problem is, and how the problem can be solved. The lesson includes a unit example chart and an independent practice worksheet which students work on after the lesson.
Spin Me a Story
Students examine the motif of spinning and weaving in myths and folktales. They read various myths, complete a WebQuest, develop a mind map of story elements, and write an original "spider" story.
Summarizing Details in Sequence
Guide young readers in their practice of summarizing literature by creating, in groups, a summary of the relevant details in The Ant and the Cricket. Learners practice independently with The Legend of William Tell Aloud and Rumpelstiltskin. A worksheet is referenced but not included.
What's the Purpose?
Students examine classic fairy tales and their variations. They read and view a variety of fairy tale versions, compare and contrast the author's purpose and use of motifs and use an interactive website to construct a Venn diagram with their observations.
Third graders identify and explain the five parts of a fairy tale. In groups, they write their own fairy tale and create a PowerPoint presentation to accompany it. They share their story with the class and discuss how one can tell a story is a fairy tale.
How Much is a Name Worth?
Second graders use simple addition facts to compute a value to their name. They add larger numbers to compute the combined value of all the names in their group. Finally, they use the group totals to compute the combined value of all the names in the class.
How Much is a Name Worth?
Second graders listen to a read aloud of Yangsook Choi's, The Name Jar. First, they estimate how much their name is worth based on the teacher's example. They assign numeric values to the letters of the alphabet in order to compute the value of their names. They complete a worksheet entitled "How much is my name worth?"
Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye
Students prepare a classroom theater presentation of Rumpelstitskin in which the narrator is a private eye. They write the defense of one of the characters who conspired against the king and play a vocabulary game.
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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Learners can listen along to the 23 playful tales in this collection, which are paired with vivid and varied illustrations. The second app in a series, this collection of stories is targeted toward second graders. Class members will have no difficulty navigating the app.
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.
The Rule of Three
What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Teach young readers one characteristic that defines the fairy tale genre. They'll learn that events, objects and characters in fairy tales often occur in threes. They read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and work to identify things from the story that come in groups of three. A related worksheet is included for additional practice.
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.