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Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom

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I am so excited to post my... Folktales, Fairy Tales and Fables unit! This download is Common Core aligned with coded standards for second grade but any grade level could use the resources. You will receive 142 pages of fairy tale fun and excitement! I've included reader's theatre and fable scripts for five popular fairy tales and five popular fables. I hope you and your students enjoy this unit. Check out what all is included and please let me know if you have any questions.

*Parent Letter
*Teaching Webs
*Suggested Pacing /Teaching Guide
*Essential Question Cards (10)
*Vocabulary Cards for Word Wall
*Vocabulary Study List
*Vocabulary Color and Match
*Vocabulary ABC Order
*Group Project Cover Page
*KWL Chart (Fairy Tales)
*T-Chart (Fairy Tales)
*Venn Diagram (Fairy Tales or Fables)
*Fairy Tale Splash Webs (Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs,
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, & Red
Riding Hood)
*Fairy Tale Frame (Characters, Setting, Plot, Conflict)
*Once Upon a Time (Group Fairy Tale Writing)
*Write it! Check it! Illustrate it! (Writing Process Checklist for
Groups)
*Favorite Fairy Tale and Fable Graphs
*Fairy Tale Five W’s (Who, What, When,
Where, and Why Graphic Organizer)
*Fairy Tale Reader’s Theatre Packets
(Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks
and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, & Red
Riding Hood)
*Fable Reading Packets and Response
Questions (The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Lion
and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare,
The Crow and the Pitcher, The Boy Who Cried Wolf)
*Aesop’s Fables Sequencing Cards
*Moral of the Story Tickets
*Ticket Out the Door (Fairy Tales vs. Fables)
*Folktales Around the World/Map It
(Folktales from other countries/cultures)
*Caps for Sale Book Comparison
*Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock Animal Research
*The Baker’s Dozen
*Goldilocks & the Three Bears Sequencing Strips
*Magic Beans (Life cycle of a plant)
*Seven Dwarf Adjectives (Sentence Writing)
*Threes and Sevens! (Number Patterns/Three Little Pigs)
*Stone Soup Activities
*Fairy Tales Fix the Sentences

Thanks so much and I hope you and your students enjoy these activities!-Yvonne :)
Total Pages
142
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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On  February 18, 2014,  Shelagh M. said:
My students loved the activities that were included. I thought it was a pretty good pack with a variety of activities that I could use to teach Folktales, Fairy Tales and Fables.
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On  June 19, 2013Tamara Anderson (TpT Seller) asked:
Hello. Can you email me a copy of the Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables lessons? I purchased it today, but I received a network error three times when I attempted to download. My email is tnanders21@hotmail.com
Thanks
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On  June 19, 2013Yvonne Dixon answered:
Sure thing, Tamara. I am emailing you now. Not sure what the problem could be because no one else has had trouble opening this download but I will send you the packet to try again. Thanks so much for your purchase. -Yvonne :)
On  May 14, 2013ART ACTION - Laurie Carpenter (TpT Seller) asked:
I am just beginning on TPT and use stories and books in my lesson plans. I noticed you have done this with your fairy tales. Did you have to get permission from each of the authors to not infringe on their copy rite....or is it okay to use them in the motivation? Thanks for your help, Lauriecarpe@yahoo.com
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On  May 14, 2013Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Laurie. I am attaching a link to the newsletter with copyright info. that Paul sent out in January to all sellers. It could prove quite helpful to you if you have questions. If you are wondering about using Scholastic poems I would recommend you get permission first as recommended to you in the seller's forum. The fairy tales and fables I have in my packet are "retold" in my own words. The resource materials to check for understanding of other reading materials/books are considered to be support materials much like cliff notes or activities. Hope this helps. Thanks!-Yvonne :) Here is the link:
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs140/1102126629145/archive/1112039950979.html
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On  April 12, 2013,  Brynne Z. asked:
Hi Yvonne,
Do you think this unit is "meaty" enough for third graders?
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On  April 12, 2013Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi there. I have it coded for second grade CCSS but I would say, yes...it is meaty enough. There are several resources to pick and choose from with quite a bit of comparison of folktales and fairy tales. Thank you!-Yvonne :)
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On  March 21, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Just did the readers theater Goldilocks and on the last page there are two mother bear parts in a row, the second one should be baby bear's part. Thought you may want to change it! Again we love the unit!!
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On  March 22, 2013Yvonne Dixon answered:
OH wow...let me check that out. Thank you for letting me know, Chris. -Yvonne :)
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On  January 18, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Yvonne what two versions of the fairy tales did you use? I am trying to put the book sets together with books that the students could actually read in a group. Did you read them to the group or did the students actually read them? Also what exactly goes on the splash webs? Thank you for taking the time to answer me.
I so appreciate all of the work that you put into this unit. Oh one more thing what is the duplicate set of vocabulary cards used for?
Joan
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On  January 19, 2013Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Joan,
Our school library had a great collection of modern fairy tales/fables but I had to purchase a book of traditional fairy tales. It is one book with all the famous traditional fairy tales in it. It is in my classroom where I can't see the author because I am at home but most book stores should have traditional versions if you need to buy them. I did have some leveled readers for some of the fables and Jack and the Beanstalk. I caution that a lot of the fairy tales out there are written for higher Lexile levels, therefore, you just need to check vocabulary and text levels when you are checking your books out. This unit can be adjusted to fit your needs. You can read whole group if you need to and do the activities together or, if your second graders can handle the text levels...let them give it a go in groups! As far as the splash webs they are graphic organizers for the children to record common traits in a traditional fairy tale. For example...In Red Riding Hood there is almost always a wolf, a little girl, and a grandmother. The setting is almost always in a forest. Once you've done these it helps the kids compare/contrast these traits to modern versions. They look at the splash webs and decide if the traits are the same or different.
I provided different options for teachers to use the vocabulary cards. There are word wall vocabulary cards, ABC colored vocabulary cards along with a B&W option for those who didn't want color. I like to provide different options for teachers to pick and choose what they want to use. Hope this helps. Thanks!-Yvonne
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On  December 22, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Is this using the reader's workshop model and if so does this include mini-lessons? Thanks!
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On  December 22, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Aly! Thank you for asking about my Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables unit. There are materials (not lesson plans) in this packet that you can use for the mini-lessons of reader's workshop. There is a group project where the students have time to read individually and conference with the teacher about the fairy tales/folktales they are comparing. I believe that you could use this packet well for reader's workshop in your classroom. There are group activities along with individual reads to discuss literary elements. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!-Yvonne Dixon
On  December 7, 2012Jenny Adkins (TpT Seller) asked:
Your packet looks very cute....do you have sequencing cards in it for all of the Aesop's fables that you listed? Thanks!!
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On  December 7, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Jen. Yes, I have a sequencing card writing activity for each fable. Thanks and I hope you can use these resources. Thank you!-Yvonne
On  October 20, 2012Mary Beth Crawford (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Yvonne, I have another question. How is the following standard covered in your unit?
2.RL.8 - Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Thanks! Mary Beth
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On  October 20, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Mary Beth,
I have it coded as 2.RL.9 and we compared different versions of fairy tales with a T-chart and Venn Diagram. We also did this with different versions of folktales. Thanks!-Yvonne Dixon
On  October 20, 2012Mary Beth Crawford (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Yvonne... this looks like a great resource, but I'm wondering... do the readers' theatre packets for the fairy tales have comprehension questions with them? I saw that the fables do.
Thanks! I look forward to your response. Mary Beth
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On  October 20, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Mary Beth. Thank you and I appreciate you asking about the unit. I used the fairy tales in small groups and had my students complete a 5 W's graphic organizer about the readers' theatre packets. We used them more for a kick-off for writing projects to compare fairy tale elements. I don't have a comprehension sheet for each fairy tale if that is what you are looking for but there are graphic organizers and writing checklists to support the fairy tales. Thanks!-Yvonne
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On  October 15, 2012,  Janea S. asked:
Hi Yvonne,
This looks awesome! I was just wondering if these were each aligned to a ccss?

Thanks much!

Janea
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On  October 15, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Thank you Janea!:) This unit was designed and coded completely for the CCSS for 2nd grade. I appreciate your sweet comment and interest in this packet. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!-Yvonne
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Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom
Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom
Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom
Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom