Every year at my school, the fifth graders do a fractured fairy tale unit. They write fractured fairy tales and read them to the primary students at our school. Now, thanks to April Jones Prince, you have the materials at hand to complete your own fractured fairy tale unit. But that's not all. She's also created a fun simile activity for you-complete with a treasure map! Check out both activities below!
Activity Name: Fabricating a Fractured Fairy Tale
Activity Description: Are your students clever with characters or setting but puzzled by plot? Have them Fabricate a Fractured Fairy Tale! This introduction and organizer takes young writers through the process I used to plan Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates, and then sets them up to write their own fractured fairy tale.
Activity Name: Spicing Up Your Stories With Similes
Activity Description: Writing can be hard work, but it can also be fun! And who doesn't love a treasure map? Encourage students to play with language in this juicy wordplay activity, Spicing Up Your Stories With Similes. Students will learn what a simile is and why writers use them. Then they'll brainstorm similes of their own and complete a treasure map tale based on Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates.
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