Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology

Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion questions, images and graphics, assessment materials, and remediation ideas, the unit is an excellent addition to any language arts unit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use extension activities for language arts stations, that small groups can rotate through
  • Prompt learners to compare and contrast the fairy tales they read in the lesson with film versions they many know
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons are scripted; however, instructors can pick and choose the parts that are most relevant to their curriculum
Pros

  • Aligned to second grade Common Core standards (reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language)
  • Provides specific core content and subject objectives for each lesson, as well as the lessons' context within the unit as a whole
  • Includes full versions of each story to read aloud
  • All auxiliary materials are attached below
  • Comes with a list of websites for additional resources
Cons

  • None