Fairy Tales And Fables

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Fairy Tales WebQuest - Main Site

http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy20Tales/jhwebquest.htm
Introduction
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/intro.htm
The Task:
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/task.htm

Work with a partner to do the following activities:
Read a selection of online fairy tales.

http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/ftales.htm

Analyse fairy tales by identifying recurring themes as shown on the sheet called, "Themes" at:
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy20Tales/themes.htm

Outline a story map for your own fairy tale, including standard story elements and fairy tale themes.
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy20Tales/storymap.htm

Write your own fairy tale based on your story map.
Complete the puzzle/activities/games below [ TIME PERMITTING]
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http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/puzzle.htm

Process
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/proc.htm

Get together with your partner to do the following activities.
As you complete each step, go to the evaluation page and check the rubric (you may want to print it out) to make sure you have included all the requirements.

Step 1:
Print out a copy of the Fairy Tales Themes Chart

Step 2:
Use the Fairy Tales Page to read a selection of online fairy tales. 
As you read these stories, follow directions on the chart to identify recurring themespresented in fairy tales. You can of course read books. 

Step 3:
Print out a copy of the Story Map Template . Use the Story Map to create an outline of your own fairy tale. 
List at least three themes in the fairy tale genre that you've identified in step 2 to be included in your fairy tale. 

Step 4:
Using the outline you made in Step 3 as a guide, collaborate with your partner to write your own fairy tale. 
Be sure to include at least three themes in the fairy tale genre that you've identified in step 2.

Step 5:
Complete a selection of the fun activities including the quiz .

Resources
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/reso.htm
Resources needed to complete the tasks are linked in the process steps. These include: 
Fairy Tales Theme Chart
Story Map Template
Fairy Tales Page, which includes links to online fairy tales .
Evaluation
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/eval.htm
Conclusion
http://www.webquestuk.org.uk/Completed%20Quests/Fairy%20Tales/conc.htm
Additional Resources

Fairy and Folk Tale Resources :  An unbelievable Source
http://www.asd.wednet.edu/EagleCreek/Barnard/Sites/lan/fairyfolktale.htm

Fairy Tale Resources - a great List
http://www.sfc.wcape.school.za/reference37sfcj.htm

Hans Christian Anderson. He wrote almost 200 of them.
http://hca.gilead.il

Grimm's Fairy Tales
http://www.familymanagement.com/literacy/grimms/grimms-toc.html

http://www.grimmfairytales.com/

http://www.fln.vcu.edu/grimm/grimm_menu.html

Folk And Fairy Tales From Around The World
http://www.darsie.net/talesofwonder

Fairy Tales
http://www.childrenstory.com/tales

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages
http://members.aol.com/surlalune/frytales

The Cinderella Project
http://www.dept.usm.edu/~engdept/cinderella/cinderella.html

Twisted Tales
http://oceancounty.lib.nj.us/Teens/teen-reads/twistedtales.htm

Classic Children's Stories
http://childhoodreading.com/

Fairy Tales & Fables
http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/aesophca.html

Stories and Fairy Tales
http://HCA.Gilead.org.il/

Story Palace: Children's Stories
http://storypalace.ourfamily.com/mainc0898.html

Other Fairy Webquests
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&q=fairy+tale+
webquest&btnG=Google+Search
 
Fractured Fairy Tales
We started off with Jon Scieszka's True Story of the Three Little Pigs, which tells the story from the perspective of the wolf. The students loved it and found it very funny. They then chose a tale of their own to tell from another perspective. Jon Scieszka has a website called Fractured Fairy Tales. The address is:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/fractured_fairy.htm

On the fairytale website side of things, you could check out some of  the projects we have put together, where we have re-written and animated a group of classic fairy tales. They're aimed at the primary  school sector but might prove at least an interesting starting point:
http://www.brementownmusicians.com

http://www.realprincess.com


http://www.faithfuljohn.com

Ideas
Perhaps you could consider having the children consider the fairytales from different perspectives....
Cinderella from a bullying perspective
Red Riding Hood from a protective behaviours (this has been done in Try Again Little Red Riding Hood)
Jack and the Beanstalk from an honesty perspective
Goldilocks from a break-an-enter perspective.....
and so on

Or get the kids to retell the story from the viewpoint of the characters - perhaps from Snow White's point of view, or Grumpy who doesn't like this intruder disturbing his life, or the evil Stepmother consumed by jealousy, or the Huntsman trying to battle his conscience or a Dwarf's bed that has never been made and is now done daily.
Fables
Fun With Fables
What is the difference between A Fairy Story And A Fable
http://www.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/Fables/Fables.htm
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