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Fairy Tale Lesson Plan Bundle

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3rd - 7th, Homeschool
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This lesson plan bundle—one of my all-time favorite ELA units to teach—contains activities designed to generate enthusiasm and skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and performing. Read on for notes regarding grade level usage. And see the Preview for Table of Contents, Standards correlations, and sample materials.

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The unit bundle includes the following, totaling over 100 pages:

Fairy Tale Lesson Plans (added on 6/8/2017)
50+ Pages
In the main lesson plans, activities focus on plot, character, and setting with extensive opportunities to read and write. If taught as written, the entire unit takes over 30 hours of class time. Yet activities can also stand independent of the unit. Feel free to select the activities which best meet the objectives, needs, and time constraints of your class.

Lesson Plan content includes:

*Introductory Activities

*Part I: Focus on Plot
-What Makes a Good Story?
-Fairy Tale Plot Maps
-Comparison/Contrast with traditional/fractured/cultural variations
-Folk & Fairy Tale Comparison
-Writing Fractured Fairy Tales (including writing, revising, editing)

*Part II: Focus on Character
-Character Report Card
-Character Casting Call
-Character Adjective Analysis
-Wanted Posters
-Writing Diamante Poems
-Diamante Poem Art
-Examining Point of View: Writing
-Examining Point of View: Drama

*Part III: Focus on Setting
-Fairy Tale Maps

*Part IV: Writing Extensions
-After the Story
-Writing Extensions & Challenges
-Fairy Tale Notebook

*Appendix A: Student Sheets
-Fairy Tales I Know
-Fairy Tale Bibliography, Blank Student Sheet
-Fairy Tale Bibliography, Book List
-Author’s Circle Record Sheet
-Author’s Self-Conference
-Student Writing Sheets
-Fairy Tale Notebook Table of Contents

Fractured Fairy Tale Scriptwriting (added on 6/9/2017)
15+ Pages
Finale! In this bonus lesson plan/pdf, students work in small groups to write, edit, and produce short plays. Note: I have successfully taught this portion of the unit to students in grades 4-8. It could be used toward the end of third grade or offered to third graders as a challenge/enrichment. Contents include:

*Scriptwriting Process - Teacher Lesson Plans
*Notebook Requirements (students make programs, play posters, props list, and more!)
*Appendix B: Student Sheets
-Fractured Fairy Tale Scriptwriting Progress Checklist
-Notebook Requirements Checklist
-Character Study

A grading rubric is NOT included as individual teacher usage will widely vary.

This BUNDLE also includes an assortment of Fairy Tale products that are utilized in the lesson plans. Please click on the links for a thorough description of individual contents. PDFs include:

Fairy Tale, Folktale Characteristics Poster

Short Story: Plot Diagram for Fairy Tales and More!

Character Studies: Folk, Fairy Tale, and Short Stories

Fairy Tale Think Sheets: Story Analysis & Pre-Writing Organizer

Fairy Tale Maps: Exploring Setting (New! 5/5/17)

Fairy Tale Character Wanted Posters (New! 5/17/17)

Folk & Fairy Tale Compare & Contrast Story Chart (New! 5/19/17)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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