ERIC Number: ED480335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Fairy Tale Autobiographies.
Students will work in groups to read and analyze fairy tales, brainstorm for events in their lives that could be changed into fairy tales, develop setting, characters, and plot for their fairy tale, write, illustrate, and compile their fairy tales into group books. During ten 45-minute lessons, students will: choose three fairy tales and read them in small groups; analyze and compare elements of their fairy tales; brainstorm and choose the type of life experience they would like to write about; help each other develop characters, settings, problems, resolutions and lessons for their fairy tales; individually write their narratives as fairy tales; edit and revise fairy tales as a group; compile their fairy tales into group books, choosing the method of binding they wish to use. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. Guidelines for student narrative self-assessment; an explanation of anecdotal note taking; and a list of common elements of fairy tales are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Evaluation Methods, Fairy Tales, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.