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Students analyze the works and themes in fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. In this fairy tale lesson, students read and analyze the stories of Hans Christian Andersen with a focus on their characters and themes. Students read The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Match Girl, and The Darning Needle. Students select their favorite character and make an illustration of them.
Young analysts examine the lives of authors and the elements of fairy tales. They read fairy tales and articles about the lives of different authors. After reading, they decide how the author's life might have influenced his or her writing. They use charts to organize their thoughts. To close this lesson, have youngsters write their own fairy tale!