Elements of a Fairy Tale
By: Erin McDevitt
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Students will know:
- The elements of a fairy tale.
- The central message of a text.
Students will be able to identify:
- Who the characters of a fairy tale are.
- What the problem and solution are in a fairy tale.
- Where the story is taking place (setting).
Students will be able to present their understanding of the elements of a fairy tale through a collaborative presentation(prezi).
What similarities do you notice among the fairy tales?
How do the elements of a fairy tale connect to the central message?
Why are the problem and solution key elements of a fairy tale?
I can identify the elements of a fairy tale.
I can determine the central message of a fairy tale.
I can identify the problem and solution of a fairy tale.
I can use technology as a tool to present information.
Day 1: Introduction to Unit
I will introduce students to the unit on fairy tales by activating their prior knowledge and showing a variety of texts associated with the genre. Students will share what they already know. I will explain the key characteristics/elements of the genre, and display them on an anchor chart. I will read aloud "The Little Mermaid," and guide students to identify each element. As students identify an element, I will jot their responses on a post it note under the appropriate element(ex: Ariel/Character; Prince Eric/Royalty). Students will be assigned groups and will read a given fairy tale.
Day 2: Introduction to Prezi/ Modeling
I will utilize the anchor chart from the previous day's lesson to create a Prezi presentation. I will model organizing and explaining each element, so that my presentation is clear and meets the criteria on the rubric. I will set up each group with a prezi account, and give them a graphic organizer to organize their thoughts. Students will complete graphic organizer and choose a layout for their presentations.
Day 3 and 4: Collaboration and Design
Teacher will check each group's work and will provide feedback. Once students have successfully identified all elements of their given text, they may begin designing their presentation. Students will utilize the G.O and rubric to guide them as they organize their thoughts on prezi.