Introducing fairytale unit- HELP 1st timer!

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  1. TeacherJ4life

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    Hey everyone,
    I am student teaching and was wondering if any of you seasoned teachers knew a great way to introduce a fairytale unit to first graders. I have some ideas, but I would like to hear what worked for you guys:up:
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    How about putting out a browse basket of fairy tales for the kids to browse for a day or two- then you could graph kids' favorite fairy tales and launch into your study- maybe graph after the unit and see if the results change!!
     
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    I would love to do it that way but I think the teacher wants me to do a reading workshop where the children search for key elements in fairytales. However, I want to present it and model it in way that is exciting for them.
     
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    Yes- I would do this as well- I thought you wanted how to START/INTRODUCE the unit...I would definitely teach about fairy tale story elements, character study, themes of magic, good and bad- so many possibilities for mini-lessons..
     
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    Yeah she wants me to do a reading lesson introducing fairytales that way( by their elements).:whistle:
     
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    I just started fairytales and I started with asking them what they already know about fairytales. We list/discuss the different fairytales. After doing that, I tell them that many people like to take a fairytale and make it their own. So I like starting with The Three Little Pigs. I hold up the book and they take turns telling the story by looking at the pictures. Then I show them The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. There are other versions as well and we compare and contrast the stories. They love it!
     

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