Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

A thorough lesson plan introduces learners to Hans Christian Andersen, the nineteenth-century author who created wonderful tales. They read the original texts of several of his stories, including "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Emporer's New Clothes," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Darning Needle" before engaging in extension activities.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Form small literature circles and give one story to each group; have them rotate stories throughout the lesson
Pros

  • Promotes close reading and literary analysis
  • Includes links to different versions of the stories and suggestions for high-quality print versions
Cons

  • None