May 13, 2015 @ 10:01 PM

So, here we are in MAY and counting down the days!  I'm riding out the year with one of my favorite activities, the "Welcome to My Fairytale" creative writing unit, and my students are loving it as usual!  I thought I would take a minute to share.  I like reading bullets, so I will use that format to be quick.

  • First, with the class, brainstorm a list of well-known fairytales.(The three bears fits this category in my book!)
  • Put students in groups of four or five.  Six would work too for a large class.
  • Have each group decide on a fairy tale to "twist".  I don't let two groups do the same one, but you could.
  • Tell them that their job will be to modernize the fairytale.  For ...
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