These Once Upon a Time tales have withstood the test of time!
Your students will be ENGAGED, challenged and supported by reading fairy tales filled with magic and rags to riches themes.
Check out our preview to see the ENCHANTING ACTIVITIES and PROJECTS BASED ON COMMON CORE STANDARDS specific to grades 2 and 3.
Close Reading of Four Favorite Fairy Tales:
Jack and the Beanstalk
Hansel and Gretel
*LEXILE ranges from 600 to 900 are provided for each text.
We have created the following for each fairy tale in the unit:
Guided reading questions for the teacher with directions for how to guide student comprehension.
Student constructed response (identifying theme, central message)
Graphic Organizers for critical thinking (summarizing, character traits, protagonist, antagonist)
Point of View Puppets
Character Pop Up Theater for retelling
Mini Diorama Projects for setting or character analysis
Fairy Tale Fans ( character thoughts, feelings, motivation)
Fairy Tale Fans (narrative elements)
Reading Strategy Anchor Charts or Posters:
Theme or Central Message
Elements of Fairy Tales
Protagonist vs Antagonist
Opinion- Favorite Character
Narrative- Retelling or retelling from a different point of view
Compare and contrasting characters
Hope our unit is YOUR DREAM COME TRUE and your students HAVE A BALL!
Holly and Gretchen