Fairy Tale Genre Study
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Explore the history of fairy tales, the different cultures that have created them, and the magical elements that make them what they are in this basic introduction to the fairy tale genre.
Children develop literacy, language, and problem-solving concepts as they create homes for the fairy tale characters they are reading about.
Students write diary entries as if they were Little Red Riding Hood from James Marshall's book.
Have students take part in two independent writing activities related to Barbara Karlin's Cinderella.
Students respond to James Marshall's playful retelling of the classic fairy tale.
Compare the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood to a similar Chinese tale, Lon Po Po.
Through Cinderella Skeleton, readers will experience a fractured fairy tale, practice their prediction skills, and be introduced to a book-length poem.
Students learn the art of story telling through a look at fairy tales and folktales. They practice telling stories out loud as well as writing them online.
Compare the popular fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood to a similar Chinese tale, Lon Po Po, and explore the similarities and differences between the two cultures.
The Fairytale Cake a fun combination of various fairy tales. Students love finding the different characters in the book and then trying to recreate them on their cake.