A Fractured Fairy Tale Prep

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Objective

SWBAT create the plot for a fractured fairy tale.

Big Idea

Students will create the plot for a fractured fairy tale.

Narrative

1 minutes

Introduction

14 minutes

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.

Completing a Fractured Fairy Tale Worksheet

45 minutes

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.