Have you ever had insomnia? No, that's not a new kind of spaghetti. Insomnia is not being able to sleep and for little kids, that the best excuse in the world for getting to go exploring in the middle of the night! That's what my clever little brother did. When he found an item of interest that he was exploring for, he woke me up from a fairy tale dream and dragged me into the basement to see it. What do you think it was? You knew? A mirror? Really? You're ahead of me. It looked like a pretty normal mirror at first, but Jonah showed me what happened to it when he knocked once, then twice, and then, that perfectly normal mirror turned into a supersonic vacuum cleaner and sucked both into the most incredible adventure you can ever imagine! We ended up in a fairy tale where Snow White was about to get knocked off by her stepmother disguised as an apple peddler. We couldn't let that happen, could we? We had to save her life, but in the process, we ended up messing up her life ... and the whole fairy tale! How can she live happily forever after if she never ate the poison apple and was saved by the handsome prince? We had messed up big time. Didn't we?
Would you like to know what happened? Well, good, because I wrote it all down for you, from my point of view, the big sister who is practicing to become a judge, but of course, I have to practice to become a lawyer first. It's all in a new book called Whatever After: Fairest of All and YOU will love it!
Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski brings fun into storytime again ... complete with danger (a supercharged stepmother who attacks with poisoned apple, hammer, laces, and ... ), a courageous little brother, a castle with a moat and drawbridge and flying crocodiles, and the regular pieces like seven dwarfs (okay, they aren't so regular either), a prince, a mirror with integrity, and a wild growling animal on the prowl.
The story is written with widely space lines and a vocabulary that is more fun than challenge. The Kids Wings unit will help extend the fun and punctuate the skills (don't tell the kids) and the 53-slide Jeopardy-type game for a conclusion provide a competitive ending!
The activities of this fairy tale spin-off were written by master teachers Abby Moore and Suzy Red. They come to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats. The activities include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Powerful Prediction Paragraphs
2-Page Readers Theater Script;
That's So Tweet (Writing with Twittery Tweets)
The Research Song
Order in the Court! Preparing for a Mock Trial
The Sequence of a Trial
Mock Trial: Fairy Tale Land vs. Evil Evelyn, 5 pages
Research a Supreme Court Justice
Once Upon a Time, Converting Real Time to Fairy Tale Time
Gabby, Gabby, On the Wall
Getting to the Core: A Science Investigation
Testing the Water, Science Observations and Conclusions
Seven Silly Dwarfs
Letter Ever After, Editing
Snow White, Compare and Contrast
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game in PowerPoint format
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