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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