by Stephanie Stempinski
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When were these stories created?
Time frames and historical
What things are different about our
culture and the one in the fairy
Can we modernize these fairy tales
and still make them apply to our
What things can we learn from
fairy tales. What is a moral? Is
there always one in a Fairy
Talk about how things are able to change in
Fairy Tales and how they change in real life
(eg. Rumpelstiltskin - can you turn wool into
Formulate a hypothesis on what could
happen next . . . based on the Fairy Tale we
were reading and focusing on that day.
Reading many fairy tales:
Grimms, modern-day and multi-cultural
Discussion of what
constitutes a fairy tale and
then in Writing center -
creating your own fairy tale.
Create a classroom fairy tale with
pictures of students as the
Have the children count the different aspects
of the fairy tales (How many goats, how
many princesses?) Use unifix cubes to add up
the different parts of the stories.
Make a glyph chart to show the students opinions on the
different fairy tales. What were their favorite parts, least
favorite parts. Post the glyph in the classroom and have
discussions about it.
Find out how many fairy tales have numbers
in their titles and talk about those (Snow
White and the 7 dwarves, 3 Billy Goats gruff,
Creating backgrounds and
scenery appropriate to the fairy
Can we change the scenery of the
book and still have it say the same
Play acting/Dramatic Reading of Fairy
Tales with helpful costumes (or
Create chants based on Fairy
Tales that you can jump rope or
Talk about poetry and "rythym" and beat
and see if the teacher can read a poem and
the children can stay on rhythm with it.