Exploring Satire with Shrek: Students brainstorm fairy tale characteristics, identify satirical techniques, then create their own satirical versions of fairy tales. (Grades 9–12)
Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales: From “once upon a time” to “happily ever after,” students learn to recognize story structure in fairy tales and create a logical sequence of events when writing original stories. (Grades K–2)
Behind the Scenes With Cinderella: Cinderella without castles, coaches, or ball gowns? Students use versions of Cinderella to explore how the setting of a story—time, place, and culture—affects the characters and plot. (Grades 3–5)
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