Balance your fourth grade fairy tales unit with literature, informational text, language, writing, speaking and listening. These free lesson plans organize a complete two-week unit around a fairy tale theme. You can use the plans to inspire your own unit, pick and choose from featured resources, or purchase the entire ready-to-use bundle.
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• Prose, Drama, and Poetry
– After learning about the structures of prose, drama, and poetry, students identify each in specially formatted fairy tales.
• Introduction to Paragraph Structure Featuring Fairy Tale Authors
– Kids locate topic sentence and supporting details to uncover the main idea of each paragraph.
• Writing Fairy Tale Limericks
– Students explore limericks by Edward Lear then write their own.
• Metaphorically Me
– Using metaphors, kids write themed descriptions of their own faces.
• Similes and Metaphors: Fairy Tale Figurative Language
– Fun PowerPoint presentations and activities engage students in fairy tale figurative language.
• Writing Fairy Tale Plays
– Kids convert fairy tales into plays then act them out.
What’s great about these plans?
• They’re balanced. In addition to literature, kids get healthy doses of informational text, language, writing – even speaking and listening!
• They’re active. Kids get busy writing, collaborating, and presenting.
• They employ higher order thinking skills. Your students will apply, analyze, synthesize, and create.
• They meet the standards. Check out the list under Objectives below.
• They connect to material kids love. This unit features fairy tales.
• They scaffold. Lessons progress naturally, taking students to new levels of understanding.
• They’re ready to go. Everything is planned for you. Just grab the resources, print, and teach.
All activities were created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, a veteran fourth grade teacher.
• Literature - Students will explain differences in prose, drama, and poetry and refer to structural elements for each genre. (RL.4.5)
• Informational Text - Students will determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details (RI.4.2).
• Language - Students will explain and generate similes and metaphors (L.4.5.A)
• Writing - Students will write a variety of pieces in which the development and organization are appropriate to genre and purpose (W.4.4) and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing (W.4.5). They will write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks (W.4.10).
• Speaking and Listening - Students will engage in collaborative discussions (SL.4.1) and paraphrase a story using drama (SL.4.4).
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