Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion, Scrambled Sentences, Comprehension Game and More Fairy Tale Bundle for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades! UPDATED!
Finally, a product using Fairy Tales that is appropriate for grades 1-3! These activities cover MANY Common Core objectives and the kiddos have FUN while practicing their skills!
After whole (or small) group instruction, place the activities in a center and watch your motivated students practice their skills at their own pace.
Einstein said, “If you want your children to be smart, read fairy tales. If you want them to be even smarter, read more fairy tales.” Spoken like a true genius.
The products in this bundle are:
For Fairy Tales, Fact and Opinion click here
For Fairy Tales, Cause and Effect which includes Fairy Tale Scrambled Sentences click here
For Fairy Tale Comprehension Game click here
Fairy Tale Fact and Opinion
First through third graders need practice understanding the difference between fact and opinions as this is an important skill needed for reading and writing. This product allows students to practice independently and then self-check to monitor their own learning.
Each fairy tale contains:
An easy to read one page story
6 cards with fact statements from the story
6 cards with opinion statements
Sorting mat with answer key
The following fairy tales are included:
Little Red Riding Hood
The Three Pigs
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Princess and the Pea
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Bears
Each fairy tale is color coordinated for easy identification. Personally, I place each different fairy tale cards in a baggie with the sorting page and answer key (also color coordinated) so that students can easily sort the cards if they get mixed up.
NOTE: THIS IS A BUNDLED PRODUCT WHICH CONTAINS 4 INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS! PLEASE take note of the separate products. You may also find these products sold separately in our store and would cost $16 if bought separately.
“ Notice and use the craft and structure of informational texts, including determining the meaning of academic and domain-specific words relevant to grade-level topics; comparing and contrasting the overall structure (e.g., cause/effect or problem/solution); and analyzing a number of texts focusing on same topic.”
By using familiar fairy tales, the skill becomes easier to grasp.
Each fairy tale is color coordinated for easy clean-up. Personally, I place each different fairy tale cards in a baggie with the title page (also color coordinated) so that students can easily sort the cards if they get mixed up.
Not only are these task cards written with student-friendly vocabulary, they also provide practice with story sequencing while focusing on Cause and Effect.
The second part of this product contains scrambled sentences. Each fairy tale has 4 different sentences along with response sheets and answer keys. Simply print, laminate, cut out and place in a center!
The fairy tales included are:
Little Red Riding Hood- 6 sets of task cards (12 total)
The Three Bears- 6 sets of task cards (12 total)
Jack and the Beanstalk- 6 sets of task cards (12 total)
The Three Pigs- 4 sets of task cards (8 total)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff- 6 sets of task cards (12 total)
Cinderella- 6 sets of task cards (12 total)
The Princess and the Pea- 6 sets of task cards (12 total)
Fairy Tale Comprehension Game
If your students like Fairy Tales they will love this game.
The students should be familiar with the four Fairy Tales (The Three Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood) before playing this game.
This file includes the game board, a spinner, and 27 different questions that can be asked about any of the four Fairy Tales.
Because some of the questions on the cards have right or wrong answers (What happened at the beginning of this Fairy Tale?); and some of the cards require critical thinking (What would you have done differently if you were one of the characters in this Fairy Tale?) you will need to use your professional judgment based on the level of your class to determine what constitutes a correct answer.
It is suggested that you play this game in a whole group or in small groups to demonstrate how to play the game and how to determine if an answer is acceptable.
FREE Fairy Tale Song click here
Download this original song which is a perfect accent to your unit on Fairy Tales, Tall Tales or Fables. Sing to the tune of "Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?". Your children will always remember the "quirks" for these stories and you will all have fun while they are learning.
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