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Timlin, Chelsea; Warner, Chantelle; Clark, Laurie; Ploschnitzki, Patrick – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Because of their presumably familiar plot lines and character tropes, the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales are often included as one of the earliest literary selections in German language and culture curricula. However, for learners to engage more critically and interpretively with fairy-tale genres, it is exactly their assumed familiarity with the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Perspective Taking, German, Second Language Learning
Oumarou, Sahibou – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Recalling and reframing a personal life story in the form of a fairy tale, then engaging in a practice on meditation and reflecting on it, is one way older adults can relieve their positive experience and thereby impact their mental and emotional health and well-being. Although prior research has established the benefits of narrative therapy (NT)…
Descriptors: Well Being, Older Adults, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation
Wipf, Joan Brogan; Da Ros-Voseles, Denise – Library Media Connection, 2012
The power of fairy tales resonates with children around the world. Fairy tales connect children on an emotional level that can help guide them through the complexities of everyday life. The tales provide stories rich in cultural heritage and the human condition, stories that not only delight children but also instruct. Because fairy tales state…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Childrens Literature, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection
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Little, David C.; Box, Jean Ann – Reading Improvement, 2011
Research has shown that the use of pre-reading activities, such as graphic or advance organizers can positively affect student acquisition of vocabulary and meaning when reading new concepts presented in text. One particularly effective strategy, semantic mapping, can significantly impact students who previously had a lack of prior knowledge on…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Content Area Reading, Semantics, Prior Learning
Gates, Pamela S.; Hall Mark, Dianne L. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010
As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. This book introduces pre-service and experienced teachers to the use of literature to promote…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Core Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Picture Books
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Lester, Neal A. – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2007
This essay explores the physical, emotional, and spiritual manifestations of heterosexism in childhood education. While there is abundant children's literature dealing with gay and lesbian parents of presumably straight children, little exists in this literature that directly addresses a child's developing gay, lesbian, or bisexual orientations.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Social Bias
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Perez-Stable, Maria – Social Studies, 2005
A nation's folk literature offers a window into its people and their beliefs across time and geographic locations. Whether the stories are tall tales, creation stories, or fairy tales, they reveal insights into the make-up of the populace--what they believe, what motivates them, what their attitudes are, how they behave, and how time and place…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Childrens Literature, Picture Books
de Vos, Gail; Altmann, Anna E. – 1999
Focusing on reworkings of tales from the European oral folk tradition, this book shows educators how to use these tales effectively in the high school and middle school curriculum. The first chapter of the book, "Folktales and Literary Fictions" looks at the nature of folktales, their place in contemporary North American culture, and the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Class Activities, Fairy Tales
Brown, Dorothy S., Comp. – 1994
This annotated bibliography lists a variety of books and reading materials that may be of interest to teachers of students learning English as a Second Language. They are appropriate for reading outside of class or as a supplement to classroom materials. All are trade books, not language instruction books, reflect a variety of cultures with which…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Educational Media. – 1983
Intended for language arts teachers at both the elementary and the secondary school levels, this bibliography contains annotations of fairy tales and folklore from around the world. The approximately 50 annotations are arranged according to the following categories: books, books from a series, and sound filmstrips. Suggested grade levels are…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Markman, Roberta Hoffman – College English, 1983
Advocates teaching the fairy tale as a way to introduce students to the complex and subtle processes of literature and to their own creative activity. (JL)
Descriptors: Creativity, Fairy Tales, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Moss, Joy F. – Reading Teacher, 1982
Presents a unit that uses folk and fairy tales to provide a literary background for creative writing in a fourth-grade classroom. (FL)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Folk Culture
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Turner, Klara – Reading, 1978
Describes a method of beginning reading instruction that makes use of stories (such as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears") already known by children, and cites research studies that provide support for such a method. (GT)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Fairy Tales, Language Experience Approach, Primary Education
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Fitzgerald, M. J. – Reading, 1978
Shows that fairy tales and folk stories are found worldwide in children's fiction, transcending cultural boundaries; provides a bibliography of fairy tales and folk stories from Europe, Asia, and Africa, categorized according to the number of vocabulary words they use. (GT)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Cross Cultural Studies
Zingher, Gary – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1999
Describes how children can become immersed in the world of fairy tales through activities such as choosing a character and developing a monolog, and creating a pantomime, a prop and a piece of advice, all relevant to their character and story. Includes a list of resources. (AEF)
Descriptors: Acting, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Class Activities
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