Creative Writing Project: Rewrite a Fairy Tale

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Do you need an imaginative, fun, but scaffolded project for creative writing students? Want to teach point-of-view and other story elements without spending days helping students get over their writers' blocks?

For this fairy tale rewrite project, students will learn the various aspects of point-of-view before applying a new one to a well-known children's story by rewriting a tale from the villain's perspective.

With the included PowerPoint slideshow, teachers can introduce this project with a free write and by teaching the literary term "point-of-view". Then, students will use the included outlining sheet to brainstorm their villain's version of events in an original tale. Once students have rough drafts, they will use the included peer-editing sheet to help one another create their best work.

This resource includes:

  • PowerPoint slideshow (NON-EDITABLE)
  • Assignment Overview (EDITABLE Word doc and NON-EDITABLE pdf)
  • Rubric (EDITABLE Word doc and NON-EDITABLE pdf)
  • Planning Sheet (with example) (NON-EDITABLE)
  • Peer-editing sheet (NON-EDITABLE)
  • Suggested Lesson Plans for introducing the project and completing peer-editing

Prior to class, teachers would need to find a mentor text of a rewritten fairy tale to read in class (suggestions with links made in lesson plan).

This fairy tale retelling project makes for a perfect summative assessment, enrichment project, or supplement to a folktale or short story unit.

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22 pages
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Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.


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