Once Upon a Genre
- Grades: 3–5
This unit will introduce your students to several different writing genres. They will respond to fractured fairy tales by writing in many styles, including a persuasive essay, personal narrative, a letter of complaint, advertisement and even a resume! All of the completed writing assignments will be published in a pop-up book modeled after the favorite children’s book, The Jolly Postman: Or Other People’s Letters.
- Understand that fractured fairy tales twist or change one or more story elements.
- Compare and contrast fractured fairy tales with the classic versions.
- Explore several different styles of writing.
- Publish a pop-up book.
- Orally present their books to an audience.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Tell It to the Judge: Persuasive Essay
Lesson 2: I'm a Changed Pig
Lesson 3: Slimy Advertising and a Wicked Resume
Lesson 4: Y'all Are Invited to a Hoe-Down Wedding
Lesson 6: Once Upon a Pop-Up Book
Students will share their pop-up books with the class before putting them on display for all to see.