The Land of Stories, written by Christ Colfer, is a combination of children's fiction, adventure, and fantasy. The Wishing Spell, was released on July 17, 2012. It is one of a series of books. The books are described by the author as a "modern day fairy tale", following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairy tales they have only ever read about before. This book which is very entertaining book would be a welcomed supplement to your unit on fairy tales. If you would like, I would be happy to create study guides for the other books in the series.
In this study guide, reading comprehension and writing are emphasized The skills included are summarizing, retelling, writing narratives, paragraph writing, writing conversation, writing a sports story, finding the main idea, drawing conclusions, sequencing, determining cause and effect, and getting the facts. I've used a variety of questions including short answer response, extended response, true and false, writing description, and multiple choice. There are questions for each chapter and vocabulary with page numbers. If you would like 110 writing prompts to use with this novel, please go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Story-Elements-Tic-Tac-Toe-110-Questions-For-Any-Novel