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Fairy Tale
Lesson Objective
Students will be able to identify the different elements found in fairy tales.
Background Information for Teacher
Words in bold are said by the teacher.
Student Prior Knowledge
colored pencils
construction paper
butcher paper
"The Three Little Pigs"
5 of your favorite books with a lot of different characters
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Show the student ten pictures of different characters from stories you have read. We will play a quick game of "Real or
Introduce the main elements of a fairy tale (fantasy story, has magic or spells, animals act like humans, once upon a time, good guys
vs. bad guys, princes, princesses, etc.). Write Real or Make-Believe
on a board, or a piece a paper.
Have the student place the book/ picture of a character in a column under either Real or Make-Believe
Watch the video or read the entire story, "The Three Little Pigs".
Ask the student, “Is this story a fairy tale? Why?” The student will give reasons to support. Dictate comments onto a chart on the
board. This will be a great way to model language and check for understanding.
Have the student draw a picture of a part of the story that is related to being a fairy tale. Advanced students could extend by writing
words to describe their drawing
Have the student share their drawing and explain how their drawing relates to the lesson.

Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets for extra practice
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Fairy Tale Detective (offline) worksheet