Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales in the Library and Language Arts Classroom for Grades 3-6, 1st Edition

  • Janet Heitman
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833561
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833565
  • DDC: 372.64
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 152 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This valuable resource provides librarians and language arts teachers with the information they need to increase vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing and speaking skills in their students, by using the wide appeal of fairy tales. These lessons are easy to follow, require few materials, and are adaptable to a variety of learners, including English Language Learners. The first section contains background information about fairy tales in general, in-depth information on eight specific fairy tale titles, and an annotated bibliography of adaptations appropriate for grades three through six. The second section contains ready-to-use lessons for reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as assessment suggestions and sample rubrics. Reproducible templates, worksheets, and planning guides are included in this must have resource.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
About the Author.
Table of Figures.
Table of Skills Applied to Lessons.
Standards for the English Language Arts.
How to Use This Book.
1: The Fairy Tales.
2: What Is a Fairy Tale?.
3: Cinderella.
4: Rapunzel.
5: Sleeping Beauty.
6: Beauty and the Beast.
7: Snow White.
8: Rumpelstiltskin.
9: Jack and the Beanstalk.
10: Hansel and Gretel.
11: The Lessons.
12: Reading.
13: Writing.
14: Speaking and Listening.
15: Read Aloud.
16: Storytelling.
17: Choral Reading.
18: Readers Theater.
19: Puppet Theater.
20: Drama.
21: Listening.
Works Cited.