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Reintroduce: Fairy Tale

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Lesson Type: Reintroduce
Grade: 1, 2, 3
Group Size:
Length: 20 minutes
Goal: Given an opportunity to brainstorm ideas, students will collaboratively create a story with fairy tale elements.

What to Do


Make a large version of the Fairy Tale Planner on the board or chart paper.


1. Explain the lesson.

Today we will create a group fairy tale.

2. Review the elements of a fairy tale.

Remember that fairy tales are stories that are make-believe and take place in the past. What are some special phrases at the beginning of fairy tales? What kinds of characters are found in fairy tales? Fairy tales also have problems and solutions. How do fairy tales usually end?


3. Brainstorm ideas with the students for a setting, characters, and a specific problem and a solution for the story. Record these ideas on the large version of the Fairy Tale Planner.

4. Use the completed Fairy Tale Planner to draft a fairy tale with the group. Use the questions below to guide the drafting of the fairy tale.

What special phrase can we use to begin our fairy tale? How will we explain the setting of our story? How will we introduce and describe our good and evil characters? How should we explain the problem and solution? What special phrase can we use to end our fairy tale?

5. Encourage your students to write their thoughts about the fairy tale they would like to create in a journal or notebook.


For Advanced Students:

Encourage these students to provide a creative title for the group fairy tale.

For Struggling Students:

These students may have trouble giving examples of problems. Have them think about problems that they have had to solve in their own lives.

For ELL Students:

Provide these students with symbols or gestures for each of the fairy tale elements.

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