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Fairy Tales, in General

A theme page with lesson plans and materials about less well-known fairy tales for all levels.

More Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rumpelstiltskin

Warm-up

Tar Heel Shared Reader | Fairy Tales

Tar Heel Shared Reader | Fairy Taleshttp://tarheelreader.org/2012/09/29/fairy-tales-3/A short e-book explaining what special stories fairy tales are (yr 2-4)

A cartoonist smashes a sexist fairy tale trope in one hilarious swoop. - Upworthy

A cartoonist smashes a sexist fairy tale trope in one hilarious swoop. – Upworthyhttps://www.upworthy.com/a-cartoonist-smashes-a-sexist-fairy-tale-trope-in-one-hilarious-swoop?c=ufb5

Do you ever get sick of the overused “damsel in distress” storyline? Me too. Here’s one cartoonist’s imaginative alternative. Spoiler alert: It’s hilarious. (yr 7-9)

If Rapunzel were a guy - Bropunzel - YouTube

If Rapunzel were a guy – Bropunzel – YouTube (2:26)https://youtu.be/3JnhQX4IsYQ

We made this video to show how ridiculous it is for women to wait around to be saved by a prince. Our daughters deserve more! (yr 6-9)

 

Songs

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Debbie and Friends - YouTube

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Debbie and Friends – YouTube (5:52)https://youtu.be/UaulRHrJGeUThese are the classic tales and stories that we’ve turned into songs for children. Join Goldilocks on her adventure. Have fun singing and dancing along.

 

Vocabulary

Fantasy and Fairytale Flashcard Game

Fantasy and Fairytale Flashcard Gamehttp://bogglesworldesl.com/fairytale_flashcards.htm

Witches, wizards, pirates, knights, dwarves, elves, and dragons. . . These cards cover the basic characters from children’s fairytales (yr 2-4)

Fantasy and Fairytale Genre Worksheets

Fantasy and Fairytale Genre Worksheetshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/fantasy_worksheets.htm

Kids make potions using bat’s blood (grape juice) or spider juice (orange juice) plus an assortment of ingredients such as frogs eggs and beetles (jelly candies usually) – Several activities with fantasy vocabulary

 

Lesson Plans

Fairy Tale Unit of Study Updated - The Curriculum Corner 123

Fairy Tale Unit of Study Updated – The Curriculum Corner 123https://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/thecurriculumcorner123/fairy-tale-unit-of-study-updated/

This free fairy tale unit of study is a free unit of study you can add to your reading workshop. (yr 5-6)

 

Reading

Short Stories: Classic Fairy Tales

Short Stories: Classic Fairy Taleshttp://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/Collections/ClasFair.shtml

Princes, princesses, witches and mermaids not to mention a fashion-obsessed emperor and a house made entirely of gingerbread – A reading list of well-known fairy tales in a simple format (year 6-8)

8 Most Popular Fairy Tales - Adapted For Your ESL Classroom!

8 Most Popular Fairy Tales – Adapted For Your ESL Classroom!http://busyteacher.org/3434-8-most-popular-fairy-tales-adapted-for-your-esl.html

This worksheet contains adapted and simplified versions of the 8 most popula fairy tales that your learners will surely know. – Let students work in groups and rewrite/retell the story in their own words (yr 7-8)

Hans Christian Andersen Archives - Storynory

Hans Christian Andersen Archives – Storynoryhttps://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/hans-christian-andersen/

Hans Christian Andersen grew up in a Danish village and moved to the big city. His graceful and artistic fairy tales poke fun at vanity – Read and Listen (yr 7-8)

1001 nights Archives - Storynory

1001 nights Archives – Storynoryhttps://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/1001-nights/

1001 nights were told by Scheherazade to captivate King Shahryar. They are full of action, mystery and romance. – Read and Listen (yr 7-8)

List of Fairy Tales

List of Fairy Taleshttp://www.fairytales.biz/list.html

Enjoy reading public domain stories for children from our list of classic fairy tales. Click your browser back button to return to this list of famous fairy tales. (yr 8)

 

Listening

Fairytales: podcast online for esl: listen - read - download

Fairytales: podcast online for esl: listen – read – downloadhttp://www.agendaweb.org/listening/podcast-fairytales.html

Podcast 3 Listen and read – A long list of fairy tales to listen to. Have the students retell it in groups and then write down their own version (yr 5-8)

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / What's in a fairy tale?

BBC Learning English – 6 Minute English / What’s in a fairy tale?http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6-minute-english/ep-160317Sophie and Neil talk about traditional fairy tales for the adult market and teach you some magical vocabulary (yr 8-9)

Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm - Free at Loyal Books

Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm – Free at Loyal Bookshttp://www.loyalbooks.com/book/fairy-tales-by-the-brothers-grimmSixty-two stories are contained in this volume of Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

 

Viewing

Classic Fairy Tales | Classic Fairy Tales

Classic Fairy Tales | Classic Fairy Taleshttp://www.classicfairytales.com/video-storiesClassic Fairy Tales are Kidoons stories, video, and class activities with classic American characters.

24 Fairy Land - Magic English - Disney - YouTube

Sand Animation Presents - Alice In Wonderland - YouTube

Sand Animation Presents – Alice In Wonderland – YouTube (8:25)https://youtu.be/haEXS0vcB24Sand Animation Presents – Alice In WonderSand by Magdalena Bak, 150 Years of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland.

Hansel and Gretel - Animated stories for children - talking books - video

Animated stories for children – talking books – videohttps://eduteach.es/videos/animated-stories-children.htmlTALKING BOOKS – ANIMATED STORIES . Illustrated stories for children to learn english with subtitles. Stories, fables and fairy tales with subtitles for kids audio and script . Stories for children.

#EnglishFairyTalesChannel - YouTube

#EnglishFairyTalesChannel – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query={6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}23EnglishFairyTalesChannelBoth well-known and less known animated fairytales with subtitles.

Fixed Fairy Tales Compilation | Three Little Pigs | Humpty Dumpty | and Lots More - YouTube

Fixed Fairy Tales Compilation | Three Little Pigs | Humpty Dumpty | and Lots More – YouTube (20:42)https://youtu.be/80tjJmXc0sIVolume One of Fixed Fairy Tales episodes. Humpty Dumpty, Princess and the Pea, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Piper, Goldilocks, the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, – use Closed Captions.

 

Writing

The Fairy Tale Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Fairy Tale Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-fairy-tale-shed.htmlTHE LITERACY SHED – Several Short Films with Teacher’s Notes for writing inspiration

Exploring Genre | How to Write a Fairy Tale

Exploring Genre | How to Write a Fairy Talehttp://writeshop.com/genres-how-to-write-a-fairy-tale/Teach kids how to write a fairy tale using important elements of magic, enchantment, and plot twists!

 

Games

Quia - Famous Fairy Tales

Quia – Famous Fairy Taleshttp://www.quia.com/quiz/4548248.html?AP_rand=2082442334Click on the photo and play the game, then click below and take the audio quiz.

Quizfreak - How Well Do You Know These Children’s Fairytales?

Quizfreak – How Well Do You Know These Children’s Fairytales?http://www.quizfreak.co.uk/how-well-do-you-know-these-childrens-fairytales/index.html

Do you think you can identify these fairytales from one clue? Let’s see how much you remember from your childhood!

 

Final Words

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Little Red Riding Hood

The Story

is about a young girl, who meets a wolf on her way to grandma. The wolf decides to get there first. From then on, the story has many different version, several of which are presented in this theme page.

Warm-up

Red Riding Hood Rap - Fun Song for Kids - YouTube

Red Riding Hood Rap – Fun Song for Kids – YouTube (3:23)https://youtu.be/KnBcBkenKmkEnglish through popular and original songs with the Helen Doron Song Club. (yr 3-7)

 

Songs

Little Red Riding Hood Song - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood Song – YouTube (4:07)https://youtu.be/cz5CCUqaFuU“Whooo’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” There’s no handy woodsman in this story. How will Little Red save herself and Granny?

Little Red Riding Hood - Debbie and Friends - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood – Debbie and Friends – YouTube (4:10)https://youtu.be/W7dfBMmMeak

“What BIG EYES you have!” “The better to SEE YOU WITH, my dear”! Here is the classic tale set to fun music for the whole family with Debbie and Friends.

 

Vocabulary

Little Red Riding Hood Vocabulary - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood Vocabulary – YouTube (0:43)https://youtu.be/NIl44r0x7LcSome basic vocabulary for Little Red Riding Hood; picture, sound and word, repeated

 

Lesson Plans

Little Fox

Little Foxhttps://www.littlefox.com/en/readers/contents_list/DP000370

Choose Little Red Riding Hood from the list, and watch it in Page by Page mode. Click the numbers to here sentence by sentence. Script and quiz available

Little Red Riding Hood | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Little Red Riding Hood | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/little-red-riding-hoodOne day Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her granny. Who will she meet in the wood? Watch and find out! Retell the story with a game

 

Reading

Red Riding Hood

Read and listen to the story. Use Ctrl+ to make your screen larger (yr 4-6)

 

Listening

Little Red Riding Hood - Storynory

Little Red Riding Hood – Storynory (3:08) http://www.storynory.com/2007/06/03/little-red-riding-hood-2/

A short and very SNAPPY telling of Little Red Riding Hood that ends very happily FOR THE WOLF! (you have been warned). It’s fun though – and it’s the original version (yr 4-6)

 

Viewing

Little Red Riding Hood | Fairy Tales | Musical | PINKFONG Story Time for Children - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood | Fairy Tales | Musical | PINKFONG Story Time for Children – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0eA6gRIPwS8Song and story. Animated with simple narrative and clear subtitles (Grandma scares the wolf away) (yr 2-3)

Little Red Riding Hood - Kids songs and stories in English - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood – Kids songs and stories in English – YouTube (4:12)https://youtu.be/WhWgPrgxEhIAnimated with simple narrative and clear subtitles (Grandma and Little Red Riding Hood in wolf’s stomach) (yr 2-3)

The Story of the Little Red Riding Hood - Fairy Tale - Story for Children - YouTube

The Story of the Little Red Riding Hood – Fairy Tale – Story for Children – YouTube (2:21) https://youtu.be/ba2hJM3DxG4The Little Red Riding Hood – Fairy Tale – Animated with simple narrative and clear subtitles (Grandma in a cupboard) (yr 2-3)

Little Red Riding Hood - Bedtime Story (BedtimeStory.TV) - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood – Bedtime Story (BedtimeStory.TV) – YouTube (13:00) https://youtu.be/02W4L3l6660Animated with natural speech narrative, subtitles (Grandma in wolf’s stomach) (yr 3-4)

Little Red Riding Hood | Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories for Kids - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood | Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories for Kids – YouTube (8:27) https://youtu.be/RT-EwqgHqCkLittle Red Riding Hood | Fairy Tales – Animated with fairly simple narrative. (Grandma in wolf’s stomach) (yr 3-4)

Golden Fairy Tale Classics - Little Red Riding Hood - YouTube

Golden Fairy Tale Classics – Little Red Riding Hood – YouTube (8:25)https://youtu.be/5CkCpx3CE2QBeautifully animated with fairly simple narrative. (Grandma in wolf’s stomach) (yr 4-5)

Little Red Riding Hood: A Twist | Storybook, Short Stories for Kids, Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood: A Twist | Storybook, Short Stories for Kids, Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes – YouTube (4:19)https://youtu.be/wPGWBxfxP4A

In this PlayKids original series called “Sketchy Tales”, a misunderstood wolf finds a lost picnic basket that contains a red riding hood and delicious smelling snack. (yr 5-7)

Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow - Grandma's story - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow – Grandma’s story – YouTube (2:36)https://youtu.be/8kpLdVa7mgkWatch Grandma’s version of events from our Little Red Riding Hood app. (yr 6-8)

Little Red Riding Hood - Fixed Fairy Tales - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood – Fixed Fairy Tales – YouTube (4:06) https://youtu.be/WG3_gnKSDh4Fixed Fairy Tales is an animated series that takes classic fairy tales and gives them a new ending. (yr 6-8)

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics: Little Red Riding Hood with Deleted Scenes! Part 1 - YouTube

Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics: Little Red Riding Hood with Deleted Scenes! Part 1 – YouTube (9:01)https://youtu.be/OoOv53w3VkE

1987 Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics. This is the English dub with the deleted scenes put back in. The  language is quite difficult – Leave it till the end of the theme (yr 7-8)Part 2

Little Red Riding Hood - Story Time with Ms. Booksy & Drew Pendous! | Cool School Compilation - YouTube

Little Red Riding Hood – Story Time with Ms. Booksy & Drew Pendous! | Cool School Compilation – YouTube (19:47)https://youtu.be/QwQiDz7ogZc

Ms. Booksy is going to read Little Red Riding Hood in chapters, but for now let’s look at all the adventures with Little Red Riding Hood. – A lot more than the story (yr 7-8)

 

Writing

Traditionaltales

Traditionaltaleshttp://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/Traditionaltales.htm

Choose Little Red Riding Hood. Story book sequencing PowerPoints for Traditional Tales (drag pictures onto slides in the correct order): click the links below the image to download – Also suitable for 1:1

 

More Materials

Classroom posters - Fairy tales | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Classroom poster – Fairy tales | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBChttps://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/classroom-posters-fairy-tales?utm_source=TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish

We can use fairy tales with learners of all ages. Everyone loves a good story! Here are some ideas for using the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ poster in class.

 

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Cinderella

The Story

is about an ill-treated girl who, with the help of her fairy godmother, travels to a ball in a pumpkin coach. She flees the ball at midnight and loses her glass slipper. A prince, who has fallen in love with her, finds her lost slipper and uses it later to find her (simple.wikipedia.org)

Warm-up

The Story of Cinderella - YouTube

The Story of Cinderella – YouTube (4:01)https://youtu.be/g0ucno0rUZwThe Story of Cinderella- SONG: A summary of the story with music from Jim Brickman ‘As Beautiful (as you)’

If Cinderella were a guy... - YouTube

If Cinderella were a guy… – YouTube (3:00)https://youtu.be/p4OyCNctKXgThis perfectly sums up what’s wrong with fairytales. – Ends with an ad for a book. Stop before that

 

Vocabulary

Cinderella Vocabulary with Pictures by Hearn with Heart | Teachers Pay Teachers

Cinderella Vocabulary with Pictures by Hearn with Heart | Teachers Pay Teachershttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cinderella-Vocabulary-with-Pictures-1428042

Some basic vocabulary to go along with a Cinderella unit. Most accompanying pictures are from the movie. Free downloadable from TpT (yr 2-4)

 

Lesson Plans

Interactives . Elements of a Story . Cinderella

Interactives . Elements of a Story . Cinderellahttp://www.learner.org/interactives/story/cinderella.htmlAn interactive page to teach the elements of a story based on Cinderella (yr 5-6)

 

Listening

Cinderella - Storynory

Cinderella – Storynory (19:04)http://www.storynory.com/2006/04/08/cinderella/

The story of Cinderella has the perfect recipe for a fairy tale romance – poor little girl, ugly sisters, fairy godmother, handsome prince, and of course, a lost slipper (yr 6-8)

 

Reading

THE STORY OF CINDERELLA

THE STORY OF CINDERELLAhttp://www.lingolex.com/simplepast/cinder.htm

Cinderella lived in a small village in the north of England. She had two sisters; they were very ugly. – Highlighting all the simple past verb forms (yr 5-7)

Library of Congress: Book Turner: Cinderella

Library of Congress: Book Turner: Cinderellahttp://read.gov/books/pageturner/cinderella/#page/2/mode/2upA poor young girl is the only one whose feet fit into the glass slippers (yr 6-8)

SurLaLune Fairy Tales: The Annotated Cinderella

SurLaLune Fairy Tales: The Annotated Cinderellahttp://www.surlalunefairytales.com/cinderella/index.htmlBest of the Web Read the Cinderella – Deep study of the story, with explanations linked to the story (yr 8)

The Hidden One (Canadian, American Indian, Native American Folktales)

The Hidden One (Canadian, American Indian, Native American Folktales)http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/046.htmlA long time ago, in a village by a lake, there lived a great hunter who was invisible. He was called the Hidden One. It was known that any young woman who could see him would become his bride. (yr 7-8)

 

Viewing

Cinderella - YouTube

Cinderella – YouTube (4:10) https://youtu.be/Bnttg0v8jNQCinderella: a storybook simplified for English learners. For esl teachers and students, and for practicing reading. (yr 2-3)

Fable: Cinderella read by Lisa DiSimone for Speakaboos - YouTube

Fable: Cinderella read by Lisa DiSimone for Speakaboos – YouTube (5:19)https://youtu.be/Q8giBVshTiQ

In this classic fairy tale, Cinderella’s dream comes true when her fairy godmother sends her to the ball. – Animated with subtitles, read naturally but clearly (Yr 4-6)

Cinderella (Part 1) - Story Time with Ms. Booksy (Cool School) - YouTube

Cinderella (Part 1) – Story Time with Ms. Booksy (Cool School) – YouTube (3:36) https://youtu.be/MPlfDvbTp0Y

Miss Booksy is here with Part 1 of her own Cinderella story – Modernised, acted story with an animated background. (Yr 4-6) WATCH PART 2

Cinderella Fairy Tales Bedtime Stories for Kids in English - YouTube

Cinderella Fairy Tales Bedtime Stories for Kids in English – YouTube (14:52)https://youtu.be/DgwZebuIiXcCinderella story has a new version here! Here is the new 15 minutes version with 100{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0} new illustrations and animations. (Yr 5-8)

Swing Shift Cinderella - video dailymotion

Swing Shift Cinderella – video dailymotion (7:23) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxacquWatch Swing Shift Cinderella – video dailymotion – Funny, with-Red-Riding-Hood version of the story  (Yr 5-8)

Many Cinderellas | Culture and History | Little Fox | Animated Stories for Kids - YouTube

Many Cinderellas | Culture and History | Little Fox | Animated Stories for Kids – YouTube (4:30)https://youtu.be/GClG8hme_PU

Many Cinderellas Could there be a “Cinderella” without a glass slipper and a fairy godmother? Yes! In fact, there are many versions of “Cinderella.” (Yr 6-8)

 

Disney's Cinderella Official US Trailer - YouTube

Disney’s Cinderella Official US Trailer – YouTube (2:40)https://youtu.be/20DF6U1HcGQ

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. (yr 7-8)

Top 10 Greatest Cinderella Movies - YouTube

Top 10 Greatest Cinderella Movies – YouTube (12:48)https://youtu.be/sdap-jcGYooTop 10 Greatest Cinderella Movies. One of your favorite fairy tales… revisited! (yr 7-8).

 

Speaking / Writing

 

Use the various Cinderella stories from different cultures to discuss their similarities and differences (yr 8)