Using Fractured Fairy Tales

We are in the midst of our fairy tale unit, and the students and I are having a ball discovering new versions of classic fairy tales!

There are loads of different versions of fairy tales out there.  This year, I have really worked on familiarizing myself with new titles as well as incorporating some that I used when I taught intermediate grades.  As I am gradually adding to my stash, I’d like to share some that have stood out with me and my students.
A great fairy tale to teach the influence of setting
An excellent fairy tale to teach point of view
A great fairy tale to teach the influence of setting
A fun fairy tale that is great for character changes

An excellent fairy tale to teach point of view
Not only are these fairy tales loads of fun to read and discuss, but there are tons of great comprehension activities you can do with your class.  
*Talk about the influence of setting
*Point of view activities
*Hold “court” for the villains in the story (after hearing their side)
*Character changes
*Opinion writing
*Persuasive writing
Read Write Think offers a huge variety of activities for using fractured fairy tales.  They offer great suggestions for students in grades K-10.
In addition, I created an organizer to compare and contrast different versions of the fairy tales.
A free organizer to compare fairy tales
You can download this organizer here.
I’d love to here from you.  What is your favorite fractured fairy tale?
Thank you!

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Mary Wingert, licensed educator (K-12 Special Ed. & 1-8 General Ed)

I started teaching in 1993.   I have taught special education, fifth grade, and fourth grade.  I moved to second grade in 2015, and I am still there today.  

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