Fairy Tales are short stories that can be used with children of all ages. Most children will have some background knowledge of at least a few fairy tales which makes this genre of writing accessible to all.
This unit of work is aimed at Grade 5-7 but can be easily adapted lower or higher - in fact, I have included vocabulary lists from Grade 4 upwards!
This unit includes:
* Unit planner (8wks or 40lessons)
* An Immersion /Introductory Lesson
* Detailed lesson plans (with specific skill focuses listed under each title)
*Reading and comprehension tasks
*Exploring plot, settings, characters and themes of Fairy Tales
*Peer Assessment Rubrics
*Film as Text ‘Shrek’ Analysis Tasks
*Film Analysis Essay Planning, Writing and Assessing
*Animation Project & Assessment Rubric
I have used this unit with kids from Grade 6-8 and always had success. Something about fairy tales puts kids on an even playing field no matter what their literacy levels, so I have found this particularly engaging for low literacy learners.
The ICT components of making Animated Films or Comic Strips is always a winner, particularly with boys! If your school doesnt have access to lots of computers, cameras or projectors though, the old-fashioned puppet show or flip cartoon is just as fun and effective.
Please preview my product and let me know of any feedback - I'm always looking to tweak my lessons and improve!
**PLEASE NOTE - Australian/UK/Canadian English is used throughout, I have made an identical version of this unit with American English spelling which is also available in my store **