Set the stage to engage with this reading unit on comparing and contrasting traditional and fractured / twisted fairytale texts geared to the primary elementary levels of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, which includes teacher instructions, presentations, full worksheets, engaging add-ons, and more!
This one-to-two week unit is geared to introduce fiction literature comparison and contrast concepts to grades 2-4. This 55-page unit focuses on fairytale texts--namely Cinderella--and includes all worksheets necessary for the unit in full color and b&w. Lessons are geared for partner work and for students to work independently as become secret agents to explore the texts you provide, work to discover the texts' story elements, summarize the stories, and write an "official report" showing their findings.
Check on the attached pics for a preview of some of the worksheets included!
This unit includes:
Student Self-Assessment Checklist
Full directions for the teacher
Student Response Sheets
- Investigation Manual with a variety of T-charts, Venn Diagrams, Story Element sheets, and Summarization sheets
- Official Report final project
Link to an introductory "Secret File" PowerPoint Presentation
QR Code bonus activity
Thematic Fun Extras: FBI Identification Cards, Secret Disguises, etc.!
Book List of potential texts to use with the unit
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