My favorite time of the year, by far is our fairy tale unit. I feel like my students really reach outside themselves in both creativity and higher order-thinking. I created this writing project to stretch their thinking and challenge their fairy tale knowledge. Each child creates their own newspaper with a headline (usually a crime or royal event), a classified (for sale and wanted), a cartoon, an advertisement and a book review. It is such a joy to see my students think in new and different ways and really bring our fairy tale unit together!