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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Once Upon a Link: A PowerPoint Adventure With Fractured Fairy Tales

What really happened to the three little pigs? Students will read and write fractured fairy tales. In composing and editing these tales, students focus on the six traits of writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Tell Me Your Story: Video-Inspired Vocabulary Writing

Students watch a sample of artistic video clips online and respond through creative writing while using the vocabulary words they are currently studying.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Behind the Scenes With Cinderella

Cinderella without castles, coaches, or ball gowns? Students use versions of Cinderella to explore how the setting of a story—time, place, and culture—affects the characters and plot.

 

Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

Fairy Tale Autobiographies

Students read and analyze fairy tales from several cultures, identifying common elements. Choosing common situations, students write original fairy tales, using picture books as models and a peer review process.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

After exploring The Odyssey and a contemporary epic, students choose paired characters from the texts, complete a graphic organizer, and place their characters in hypothetical contemporary situations.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games

Students celebrate a novel they have read and get hands-on experience with technical writing by creating a board game based on the novel and writing the instructions for it.