I have to admit- I believe in fairy tales… and so do my students.
My latest mission has been to really focus in on ways to create classroom materials that are:
1. Useful for my students
2.Help me make connections between the different lessons I am teaching
3. Useful for readers like YOU!
Most recently, I have decided to go into the world of creating some materials inspired by common children’s books and fairy tales. There are so many different versions of these tales that lend themselves to connections between texts, themes, and even characters. These kinds of tales are also often commonly known, so in many ways, a closer read for vocabulary or point of view is more accessible because the students generally have a basic idea of the plot. These stories also lend themselves to the “written retell/summary”, which is something that my first graders are focusing on right now. If they know the story well, and have relevant materials to practice, I think that these tales are really useful to use in the development of a new/complex skill.
If you’re looking for some fairy tale teaching resources to support comprehension,check these out!