FAIRY TALE WEDDING MYSTERY LESSON PLAN
(to accompany the Fairy Tale Mystery Activity Packet available on this site. Free graphic organizers and lesson plan are .PDF in ZIP file)
You are cordially invited to the Fairy Tale Wedding of Prince Charming and Cinderella. Oops! They've been kidnapped! Whodunit? Why?
Bring literature to life while writing your own ending to a highly interactive event immerses students in literary terms and research first hand. After engaging in discussion and research into the fairy tale genre of literature, players take the roles of various fairy tale characters and function as both suspects and investigators to get to the bottom of this despicable crime. Following this event (perfect for kinesthetic learners, mixed ability groups and drama clubs or an end of school event that will make them ever so briefly wish they were in summer school)
Fairy Tale Mystery (Who kidnapped Cinderella?)
Science connections make an interdisciplinary connection possible.
Lesson plan is used in conjunction with the kit. Kit includes character dossiers for 14 primary suspects, (the rest of the class chooses their own characters), a host pack with complete instructions for a fun hands on event and the clues that will give your students hands experience using the scientific method. Students are motivated to do research.
Activity packet also contains:
A brief overview, suggestions, timeline, an optional invitation, rules, The Jury Speaks form and interdisciplinary activities (English/science) and graphic organizers for pre and post classroom assignments.
A quick overview of plot and characters:
On the morning of their wedding Cinderella and Prince Charming are discovered missing. What happened and who did it? The suspects are:
Lady Tremain - the wicked step mother. Could she be determined to foul things up?
Step sister Anastasia - What would jealousy drive her to?
Step sister Drizella - Is there anything she doesn't whine about?
The Pied Piper - Was he hired to make mischief as well as music?
Captain Hook - Can a pirate ever be trusted?
The Jolly Green Giant - How is he managing after jack stole his bling?
The Big Bad Wolf - Is he a party animal or just an animal?
Rapunzel - Isn't she upset the prince dumped her for Cinderella?
Queen Malificent - She claims Snow White's poisoning was just a little accident.
The Wicked Fairy Godmother - She's still upset over Sleeping Beauty.
The Troll - Where was he when things went down?
The Beast - Why isn't Beauty with him?
Rumplestiltskin - He always puts an interesting spin on the events.
The Witch - What is there to say?
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