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Story Lessons for Pre-K and Kindergarten

For Parents Pre-K - 1st
This collection of story and rhyme lessons is perfect for young learners, and includes companion story and song recommendations. Find a fun combination of folklore, fairytales, and songs to add variety and whimsy in your classroom....
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Ugly Duckling

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Engage young readers to explore classic fairy tales with their very own copy of "The Ugly Duckling." With clear illustrations and an easy-to-follow repetitive structure, this printable book is perfect for developing the reading skills of...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Princess and the Pea

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Enrich a primary grade unit on fairy tales with this printable version of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea." With a simple story structure and a blend of short and long sentences, this is a great resource for developing the...
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The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read several fairy tales of Russian origin. They brainstorm common elements of a fairy tale and identify those elements in several examples. They retell a favorite fairy tale through a skit, oral storytelling, a sketch, or...
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Fairy Tale Unit of Study

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Use a 27-page packet to supplement your next fairy tale unit. With sequencing activities, story map worksheets, character analyses and story elements graphic organizers, and fairy tale highlight...
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Have your class explore the art of storytelling through this lesson on fairy tales and folktales. Learners interact with a variety of fairy tales and folktales. They practice telling stories out loud as well as writing their own. This...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Fantastic Fairy Tale

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learning about literature can be so much fun; it can also be made more accessible through projects and dramatic play. As they explore theme, character, and setting, the class gets creative and makes a dramatic recreation of a classic...
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Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
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...
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Fractured Fairy Tale Worksheet

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore fairy tales using this activity. Learners read parts of traditional fairy tales and then write their own versions. They complete five fairy tales in this manner. What a motivating way to cover this concept.
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Fairy Tales

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Once upon a time are four words most children are familiar with when reading a fairy tale. But do they know that fairy tales are a great way to learn the literary elements of reading and writing? Use a thorough fairy tale unit to teach...
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Fractured Fairy Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Through reading and writing, learners explore common elements found in fairy tales. After discussing traditional fairy tales, class members listen to The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by John Scieszka, a hilarious retelling of the...
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Fabulous Fairy Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars examine how story telling using literary elements found in fairy tale genre is one way to read and retell, discuss and analyze, as well as write and produce their own fairy tales.
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Fairy Tale Math

For Teachers 2nd
Have class members rewrite a favorite fairy tale in order to incorporate numerical information. For inspiration, the teacher provides an example written by another second grader. These modified stories are then used to write word...
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Using Fairy Tales to Debate Ethics

For Teachers K - 8th
Is trickery ever justified? Is it okay to steal from someone who has stolen from you? Puss, from Puss in Boots, and Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk, might have some ideas about these ethical questions. After listening to a series of...
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French Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
La Belle et la Bête! Read the original fairy tale with your Francophones and watch a brief clip from the 1940s film version. As an extension, have learners work in small groups or individually to create a comic book representation of the...
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Blue Beard: A Fairy Tale for Children?

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Make a study of the well-known fairy tale (in this case told by the Brothers Grimm), Bluebeard. Learners read the story, respond to several questions about the text, and practice vocabulary words from the text.
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Fractured Fairytale

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Your class can create fractured fairy tales by taking familiar tales and altering the point of view. Have them shift the stories perspective to see how a unique variation on a classic story is hinged on who tells the story. Add in an art...
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Fairy Tale Book Report Form

For Students 3rd - 6th
Motivate you class with this resource. Learners read a fairy tale and then fill out this book report. They identify the name of the fairy tale, the author, the illustrator, and the setting on each of the blank lines. Then, they fill in a...
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer...
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Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Include the eBook version of The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm in your next fairy tale unit. Start with the table of contents to discover which tales to read first.
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Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class groups examine fairy tales from a feminist and a Marxist perspective, identifying how these tales present gender roles and class/power systems. The groups then script and perform their own tale that uses one of these lenses.
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Fairy Tales Unit Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students listen to children's fairy tales and watch them on a video. Afterward, they list the heroes from each story. Students write a short paragraph about a typical day for the hero. Students dress up like their character and give a...
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Fairy Tale Variations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here are two great lessons that work together and are inspired by the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Young writers and actors will retell the story of "The Frog Prince" through games, improvisational script writing, and song....

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