Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Students read and discuss the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and design a structure that will withstand a clay bear's force sitting on it. They develop a list of activities that the three bears do that real bears can't do, and in...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
The Rumpelstiltskin Story
Why didn't Rapunzel's hair stop growing? Why did it take the fairy godmother so long to intervene in Cinderella's affairs? Young writers consider unanswered questions like these and compose news articles investigating the true story...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Serendipitous Fairy Tale Tabloids Using Fairytale News
Students create tabloid articles based on the story Fairytale Land. In this tabloids lesson plan, students read the story Fairytale Land, discuss the newspaper in the story, and then create tabloid stories.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Using Graphic Organizers to Generate Genre Definitions
Students listen to or read a variety of stories and then work individually or in groups to complete graphic organizers that will help them focus on elements within different types of stories. They write definitions for a variety of story...
3rd - 11th English Language Arts
Fairy Tales as a Genre of Literature
Middle schoolers gain an understanding of the literary elements of fairy tales. They compose fairy tales using graphic web organizers and presentation software. The presentations must include six frames; a title frame, an illustration...
6th - 8th English Language Arts