Monday, February 25, 2013

Fairy Tale Unit- first grade

For about five weeks the first graders followed a routine completing lessons about fairy tales.   Each week we read and discussed a new fairy tale a completed an activity on the computer to accompany the story.

First was "Rumpelstiltskin".  Each week we completed a chart like the one below.
After reading Rumpelstiltskin students students learned how to use Kidspiration and created a character map.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Next was "Jack and the Beanstalk".  I chose to read the Steven Kellogg version even though it is an ogre not a giant because Steven Kellogg's books are just beautiful.  Students drew the setting in Tux Paint after we completed the chart.

Third was "Little Red Riding Hood" by Trina Schart Hyman.  Students were surprised it was not the James Marshall ending when I read the woodcutter opened the wolf with a knife. After the students use the Read Write Think Story Map to focus on conflict and resolution.

Last was Frog Prince by Brothers Grimm. Students worked in small groups to complete a comparison chart that compares all 4 fairy tales.

During the final week the students completed the comparison chart.  After I read a fractured fairy tale as a brief introduction. "The Giant and the Beanstalk" by Diane Stanley.

Common Core
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


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