Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fairy Tale Unit

Happy Mother's Day! I promised I'd show a full preview of my fairy tale unit. We are having so much fun with this. We will be doing more fairy tale activities this week because there is so much to choose from! 

  • character analysis
  • Read and sequence
  • Sequence writing
  • cause and effect
  • Author's purpose

  • character feeling chart
  • Read, THink, Match
  • two story maps
  • character analysis
  • Writing about endings
  • Comparing stories (T chart and writing)

Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Character Analysis
  • Should Jack Take the Gold? T chart 
  • Read and Sequence
  • Venn Diagram (to use with Jenny and the Cornstalk)

3 Little Pigs
  • Cause and effect
  • character analysis
  • Read and Sequence
  • 2 Story maps and summary page
  • Venn Diagram
  • T chart
  • Comparing Tales writing page and graphic organizer

  • My Side of the Story: speech bubbles with writing page
  • Persuasive writing: convincing reader that a bad character isn't so bad
Hansel and Gretel
  • character analysis
  • Problem solution map

  • Little Red Riding Hood: Read and Sequence and Author's Purpose
  • Rumpelstiltskin story map
  • Snow White: Character feelings comparison chart and Read, Think, Match (not pictured)

  • Fairy Tale opinion questions
  • Favorite story prompt with rubric (two formats)
  • 2 Sentence writing pages

  • Story maps for any fairy tale
  • Read, Visualize Draw for any fairy tale
  • Flip a Fairy Tale writing activity

  • Comparing Fairy Tales writing prompt (to use with any fairy tale): 3 formats

  • Comparing Stories chart
  • Venn Diagram
  • Comparing tales sticky note planning page and writing page

Word Work: 
  • Enchanted e: Making words with and without silent e
  • Syllable sort: two options
  • Royal Words: real or nonsense
  • Noun Sort

  • Fill a Verb
  • Summary Slide
  • Sentence Scrambler

  • Read, Think, Match 
  • Fairy Tale letter writing
  • Mix a Fairy tale (with picture  cards and sorting mat to guide writing)



  1. My favorite fairy tale is The Princess and the Pea. I work on fairy tales first thing with my firsties, this would be perfect!

  2. My favorite fairy tale is The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I'm doing a fairy tale unit right now with my K/1 and we're be doing a play I wrote.

  3. My all time favorite and showing my age is the Elves and the Shoemaker!. This would be a great resource for my first grade classroom!!


  4. This unit looks amazing! I like using The Three Little Pigs with my students. They are usually familiar with the story & we can really get into characters, setting, sequencing...

  5. The 3 Little Pigs. It teaches about work ethics and I love exploring the different versions with my kiddos!

  6. My favorite is probably Lon Po Po the Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood but I also love the Mufaros beautiful daughters and the wolf version of the three little pigs. Just too many to choose from.
    cbartram @kitcarsonschool. com

  7. I loved the Grimm's version of Cinderella when I taught sixth grade. (The sisters cut off their toes and heels to fit the slipper and at the end the birds peck their eyes out. Yeah, I had those kids eating out of my hand for our fairy tale unit1) Actually, fairy tales were originally written to scare children into being good...but they only know the sappy Disney-fied versions!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  8. I really love Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It's great for beginning, middle, end. I also love all the fairy tale versions by James Marshall.

  9. This unit looks great!!! Thanks for the chance to win one! One of my favorites is Hansel and Gretel. :)
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

  10. One of my favorites would have to be Hansel and Gretel. :) Your unit looks amazing and we are starting fairy tales this week, so fingers crossed! ;)


  11. My favorite is Cinderella! I love that Fairy Godmother!

  12. The Three Little Pigs!

  13. I am starting a fairy tale unit this week so this would be perfect. You did a great job putting this unit together, I think my all time favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. A girl can dream, right?

  14. I love all fairy tales, but Cinderella is my all time favorite. Thanks! Rosy

  15. Love this unit! My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty. :)

  16. Wow! This unit looks amazing! I love fairy tales! My favorite is Sleeping Beauty!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  17. My favourite fairy tale is The Princess and the Pea. I will be starting a Fairy Tale unit this Wednesday and our focus will be on seeing the story from another character's point of view. Please pick me to win!

  18. Just love Cinderella!

  19. Love Goldilocks and the 3 bears! Your unit looks awesome: comprehension, writing and foundational skills all covered!

  20. I love Cinderella! & I love finding all the different versions from different cultures & reading them all! I teach at a very diverse school, so this amazes many of our students!!

  21. I love Snow White. There are so many character activities you can do with the seven dwarfs.

  22. Cinderella!

  23. I love Snow White! I am your new follower! Come check out our blog, we are having a linky party & I'd love for you to link up!
    Pinkadots Elementary

  24. My favorite has always been Sleeping Beauty! As a kid I could watch that movie every day. Would love to win this pack! I would love to start doing a fairy tale unit next year.

    Firstie Kidoodles

  25. Snow White for sure!!! I have worn that costume for several years at the all school Halloween parade. I mean...I teach small people all day so it was perfectly natural! Your unit looks amazing!

  26. My favorite is Cinderella! My firsties love when we start our fairy tale unit. Thanks for sharing!

  27. My favorite fairy tale is Rumplestiltskin because I like how good triumphs over evil. This fairy tale unit is awesome!

  28. This is an awesome pack that touches upon so many great comprehension strategies! I am currently working on my Fairy Tale unit for 2nd grade and your preview was very helpful!! Thanks for sharing!


    Table Talk with C & C

  29. I'm so glad you had many free samples out there to share. I thought that you presented the material well and therefore I came to your shop to buy my fairytale unit. It is full of great resources to use. Many thanks!

  30. Thanks for putting together this awesome fairy tale unit. I love the 3 Billy goats gruff, tricking the troll is funny and shows that even the smallest can be smart.