Step 2: Teach Lesson
What is a fairy tale? Encourage the student to share their favorite fairy tales. If the student is uncertain about what a fairy
tale is, review the examples below together.
● The Princess and the Pea
● The Little Match-Seller
● Hansel and Gretel
● The Little Mermaid
● The Emperor's New Suit
● Little Red Riding Hood
● The Ugly Duckling
Have the student select one or two fairy tale stories to read. Read the story aloud with assistance from the student. Once
you have read the story have the student select which story is his/her favorite and explain why. Also, be sure to discuss
the moral of each story.
Next, tell the student that they are going to create a puppet show using their favorite fairy tale. The puppet show will be a
summary of their fairy tale. Introduce what a summary is by defining it as “a brief account of story and giving the main
points. It is not telling everything. It is only putting together important information”.
Have the student complete the Summary Prewriting worksheet.
Once the student has completed the Summary Prewriting worksheet, have them use the information on the worksheet to
write a short summary. Help the student when necessary. This can be completed the next day if needed.