Writer’s Workshop: Fairy Tales
The students will work with a partner on a “scavenger hunt” for fairy tales. They will use their personal Raz Kids account to look for fairy tales to read. They will use a graphic organizer to review the stories and find/list the different components of fairy tales. After learning the key characteristics of a fairy tale, the students will write their own fairy tale. This fairy tale will include at least four out of the seven key characteristics found in fairy tales. According to the writing goals of the Common Core state standards, the students should be able to write narratives that include a sequence of events, characters’ thoughts and feelings as well as details to describe actions. This lesson will occur over a course of several days. I will spend time during each Writer’s Workshop block to check in with each student to ensure that they are using their graphic organizer and knowledge of fairy tales to compose their own story.