Language Arts Update
Fairy Tale Unit
What will students learn in this unit?
Students will create individual audio books narrated by them.
Students will be able to use story maps as a tool to organize and structure ideas and story elements to create a story.
Students will be able to research, gather notes, and summarize a story to show comprehension and comparison to the story they will create.
- Students will be able to edit effectively and thoroughly.
There will be 5 different choices of fairy tales. Each fairy tale will be written on a slip of paper 5 times and placed into a bin. Students will blindly pick a fairy tale out of the bin. They will be grouped based on their picks.
The Three Little Pigs
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Little Red Riding Hood
Students will be supplied with multiple copies of their fairy tale. They will read at least 3 copies of their fairy tale. The goal is for students to become experts on their fairy tales. They will be able to identify the main character(s), plot, setting, conflict and resolution.
Students will write a summary of the fairy tale they study that will later be used to compare to the original fairy tales they create.
We will focus on creating settings that help tell our story. Students will use "story mountains" to develop conflict and resolution for their characters followed by writing "powerful endings".
Students will continue their previous practice of self and peer editing in this unit.