Five-Minute Fairytales are designed to help you teach the narrative writing process in a creative, unique, and structured way. Your students will develop a fairytale (rough draft) in five minutes based on the prompt on their task card and then polish it to develop a final narrative.
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This resource includes:
-6 fairytale task cards (around 3-5 students will have the same task card per class)
-6 fairytale story starters
-Story guide graphic organizer
-Final rubric and guidelines
-An EDITABLE version is included
Not sure how FIVE MINUTE FAIRYTALES work? Check out these directions:
1. Print (double sided), cut, laminate, and distribute one task card per student. I like to laminate the task cards so that I can use them several times throughout a semester or for the next year. TIP: for extra excitement, set the mood in your classroom in a way that will help students brainstorm a creative fairytale. **Be sure to print the appropriate number of task cards. Some students will have the same card, but their final story will be different because the prompts are so open-ended.
BONUS: Have students share their stories and vote on the most effective one based on the 6 different topics.
2. Give students about 1-2 minutes to read their prompts and prepare their thoughts for the brainstorming process.
3. After students read the prompt, instruct them to write the rest of the story in five minutes. BONUS: Challenge them to avoid lifting/stopping their pen.
4. After five minutes is up, pass out the “Five-Minute Fairytales Story Guide” and ask students to complete the page with as much detail as possible. Here, they will strengthen the plot structure, develop the protagonist, antagonist, and supporting characters, and determine the morals and themes of the story. The more detailed they are, they easier it will be to revise their fairytale.
5. Once their story guide is complete, pass out the final rubric for the fairytale and instruct students to create the final draft of their story. In order to receive full credit, they must complete all components.
6. For an extension activity, have students create a visual component for their fairytale (movie, comic, graphic novel, etc.
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