Once Upon a Time, before Common Core, there wasn't a lot of nonfiction in our classroom! This packet takes Fairy Tales and adds an informational research twist! Not to mention Common Core Aligned!
Students will learn what a fairy tale is, what components it usually has. There are posters and a "checklist" worksheet for students to complete to decide if it's a Fairy Tale. There are also a variety of graphic organizers to use with any story, such as a Somebody, Wanted, But, So page, a retelling page, character traits, and Venn Diagrams to compare stories.
This packet has just about doubled in size with new content!!!
There are extra fun activities for certain Fairy Tales:
Goldilocks and the 3 Bears: Police Report for Goldi, bulletin board templates
Little Red Riding Hood: Write a letter from the wolf to Red, apologizing!
Jack and the Beanstalk: Draw what you might find at the top of your beanstalk, craftivity for whether or not you would climb the beanstalk.
The Three Pigs-bulletin board template and designing 3 different houses
Create a WANTED poster for Wolf. (Could be done after a specific story with a wolf, or at the end of your unit that includes all the "bad" things he did)
Complete a Fairy Godmother or Godfather application
2 Math activities are also included:
Castle Composites: Create your own castle by drawing a composite using 2D and/or 3D shapes
Royal Graphing: Look through different fairy tales and tally/graph the times different components are found (wolf, "once upon a time" forest, etc.) Blank sheet is included for you to write in what you would want them to find.
ALSO: I have pages for your beginner researchers to research WOLVES! They will look for different things about wolves and also compare them to the wolves in Fairy Tales with a Venn Diagram.
LAST: I have a wrap up section for kids to write about their favorite fairy tale as well as some photo props to create your own special Fairy Tale Photo booth!
Check out my blog for a peek into my classroom while we did this unit Happily Ever After
The new additions to this packet can be found here: Happily Ever After 2
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