ERIC Number: ED480336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-4
Reference Count: N/A
Fairy Tales from Life.
With the help of the teacher, students will read fairy tales and identify common elements. Choosing common situations and working in small groups, students will draw storyboards of their fairy tale and then write the fairy tale. Project will conclude with class presentations. During ten 50-minute lessons, grade 3-5 students will: listen and read to fairy tales, focusing on comprehension and analytical skills; analyze the fairy tales for common elements with the help of the teacher; complete a process writing activity in small groups, choosing common situations as a basis, drawing storyboards, and writing, revising, and editing the text; and present their fairy tales to class, using readers theatre, PowerPoint, bulletin board display, or a similar format. 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. A storyboard page; an explanation of storyboards; a list of situations for fairy tales; reflective journal instructions; a list of common elements of fairy tales; and a fairy tale analysis sheet are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Fairy Tales, Lesson Plans, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, 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.