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Monday, November 28, 2016

Fairy Tales Story Elements Matching Interactive


So much fun using fairy tales to learn story elements – setting, characters, problem, and solution. And 23 fairy tales for the low price of $4? WOW!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tales-Story-Elements-Matching-Interactive-2894309



Used as a group activity, students are given a story element card of a fairytale and asked to find others belonging in his/her group.
Characters


Setting

Problem
Solution







The activity can be completed as an individual activity, small group, or a whole group lesson.

Also included are heading cards for Character, Setting, Problem and Solution that students can use to sort the story element cards.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tales-Story-Elements-Matching-Interactive-2894309
And a recording sheet is included for students to record the beginning, middle, and end of their fairy tale along with their favorite part of the story!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tales-Story-Elements-Matching-Interactive-2894309

 And they all lived Happily Ever After!!!




Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Ugly Duckling

Den Grimme Alling, one of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Dutch fairy tales, was first published in 1843. Initially titled "The Young Swans", Andersen changed the title to “The Ugly Duckling” so as to not give away the surprise ending.

The Ugly Duckling can be used in the classroom to teach:

Self Image: How ever you appear to others is not important.

Acceptance: Accept one another no matter how different we might appear.

Kindness to Others: Treat others with kindness no matter what they look like.

Our kiddos really enjoy The Ugly Duckling. They also enjoy the printables in our unit packet - (while I enjoy that the unit is print and go!).


We especially enjoy the Story Map:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

and the Character Attributes:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

the Comprehension True or False:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

and students can use the Story Sequencing Cards to retell the story:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

If your kiddos are into origami like our kiddos, here is a Pinterest treat for you:
http://www.marcels-kid-crafts.com/origami-swan.html

Here is an online Ugly Duckling puzzle for the kiddos to put together.

 http://www.first-school.ws/puzzlesonline/fairytales/ugly-duckling.htm


And I really hate to do this to you, since this chorus will stick in your head ALL DAY, but wow, the kids do like this song "One Egg Different From the Rest":

https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=KM_n2lKjlRQ


Oh, and I cannot forget my Ugly Duckling Count and Clip Cards:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Count-and-Clip-Cards-902772

In fact, I am making this resource FREE for the weekend. Just click on the picture to go to my store download - YAY!

I love teaching fairy tales! I believe I will share Cinderella next (since it is pumpkin time!). There are SO many good stories, aren't there?!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thumbelina


Tommelise, one of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Dutch fairy tales, was first published in 1835. The fairy tale gained popularity in 1847 with the English translation by Mary Howitt who changed the story a bit. Her tale opens with a beggar woman, instead of a fairy, giving a peasant's wife a barleycorn in exchange for food. Once planted, a tiny girl, Thumbelina emerges from its flower.

Thumbelina can be used in the classroom to teach:

Money Cannot Buy Happiness: Thumbelina knew she could not be happy by marrying the mole even though he was very wealthy.

Good Friends are Important: Fish, butterflies, and mice help Thumbelina along her way.

We All Belong Somewhere: Thumbelina persevered many hardships to find a field of flower-fairies such as herself.

The kiddos really enjoy reading Thumbelina. They also enjoy the printables in our unit packet - (while I enjoy that the unit is print and go!).

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082

We especially enjoy the Story Map:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082

and the Character Attributes:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082
and the Comprehension True or False:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082
And students can use the Story Sequencing Cards to retell the story:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082


I found a couple of neat Thumbelina craft projects on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/519251032021255880/

http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2010/01/thumbelina-egg-carton-craft.html


And here is an online Thumbelina puzzle for the kiddos to put together.


Oh, and I cannot forget my Thumbelina Count and Clip Cards:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Count-and-Clip-Cards-902784
In fact, I am making this resource FREE for the rest of this week. Just click on the picture to go to my store download - YAY!

I love teaching fairy tales! I believe I will share The Ugly Duckling next. There are SO many good stories, aren't there?!

Have a great week!