Fairy Tales were always an enjoyable unit for me to teach because students were normally familiar with the tales and the stories are always engaging! You can also teach many concepts during these lessons such as story structure, vocabulary, problem solving and more. Besides literacy skills, Fairy Tales also help build imagination and teach morals.
2. Vocabulary/Retelling Cards – Use these cards to introduce vocabulary words, or for retelling the story. During the week, I gave the students some smaller vocabulary cards for them to color and take home. The Fairy Tale book and the cards were added to my library center for students to work on retelling more. When reading the story, we went over any vocabulary words they may not know, and any history behind the poem.
We also discussed characters, settings, and do a lot of comparing/contrasting during our Fairy Tale lessons. If you like some of the ideas above, you can find them in my Fairy Tales bundle right here in my Tickled Pink shop or on TPT.
Here are the Fairy Tales that are included in this bundle. You can use this for 6-12 weeks of learning, depending on how many tales you do a week!! Need a copy of the book to go with these tales? Simply click the links below and find them on Amazon.
- The Gingerbread Man
- The Three Little Pigs
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Hansel and Gretel
- The Little Red Hen
- Snow White
- Sleeping Beauty