Fairy Tale Unit to Teach the Common Core Standards - 25 Activities

Jamie Rector
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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If you need a fun way to teach the Common Core Standards for English-Language Arts, this fairy tale unit is for you! Through reading, writing, and higher order thinking, you and your students will work your way through ten 2nd Grade Common Core Standards using 25 different activities! The students will write newspaper articles, create posters, publish invitations, write police reports, and more! After reading the fairy tales and fractured fairy tales, students will create their own fractured fairy tales using graphic organizers and writing papers to publish their work.

The following literature will need to be purchased or found at your local library to be used in this unit. Links to all books needed for this unit can be found {HERE}.

  • Cinderella
  • The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
  • The Three Pigs
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf by Jon Scieszka
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Somebody and the Three Blairs by Marilyn Tolhurst
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prarie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst

I know your students will LOVE the higher order thinking included in this unit and the humor involved in each of the fairy tales!

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37 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.


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