This Fairy Tale mini-unit was developed for a Gifted and Talented classroom, but could also be used in the regular classroom. It is designed for grades 3-5 but could be adapted for other grades as well. Every activity is common core aligned and the standards are listed on each activity intro page.
Included in this mini-unit:
Journal - Dear Disney - Students will write to their favorite Disney character and explain why they are their favorite and why it must be hard to be that character (GT: Creativity, Critical Thinking, CC: W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2)
Alphabet Improv - Students will play a game in which they write a story as a classroom using improvisational skills (GT: Creativity, Affective Development, Presentation Skills, Teamwork, CC: SL.3.3, SL.4.3, CCRA.SL.2)
Razzle Dazzle Words - Students will use the given vocabulary terms (fairy tale related) and definitions to create a visual dictionary sheet (included) that includes the word, definition, picture, a sentence, and synonyms. (GT: Vocabulary, Creativity, Common Core Standards: L.3.6, L.4.6, L.5.6)
Fairy Tale Court - Students will analyze fairy tale stories and "prosecute" the villains using a given form as a team. (GT: Critical Thinking, Teamwork, Presentation Skills, Creativity, CC: W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3)
Fairy Tale Mix-Ups - Students will work in groups to rewrite fairy tales by mixing up the characters, settings, and plot problems using the cards given.
STEM Stories - Students will create STEM solutions for four different fairy tale stories, including: Cinderella's Stepsisters, Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks, and Hansel and Gretel. (GT: Critical Thinking, Differentiation, Teamwork, CC: MP1, MP2)
Once Upon a Research Project - Students will choose between twelve different fairy tale research projects from a fairy tale choice board and present to the class. (GT: Research, Presentation Skills, RI.3.1, W.3.7, RI.4.1, W.4.7, RI.5.1, W.5.7)