I explain to my students that a fairy tale is a story that has magical characters and events. Fairy tales usually have a happy ending. Today, we will be writing fractured fairy tales on a Fractured Fairy Tale worksheet. A fracture is a break. A fractured fairy tale is a fairy tale that changes the original story's characters, setting, plot, point of view, or ending. I review a Fractured Fairy Tale Powerpoint presentation with my students (see attached resource).
Next I show the readwritethink.org website students will use to type the fractured fairy tale (click here to view stories). I review a sample fractured fairy tale about the Frog Prince and then I review the original stories of three fairy tale choices - Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Princess and the Pea. Students will use these three fairy tales to write their fractured fairy tale.
During this portion of the lesson, students work collaboratively with a partner to create a fractured fairy tale. I instruct students to construct a fractured fairy tale by changing one of the original fairy tales that I have just read to them - Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Princess and the Pea. I walk around the classroom to answer questions students have and ensure that students stay on task.