Writing alternative traditional tales

Once Upon a Link: A PowerPoint Adventure With Fractured Fairy Tales

The gender of the protagonist main character can be changed to provide a fresh slant. Nothing is less exciting than reading a story whose ending you can guess right away. What does the child now see about the story that is different from what he or she saw before?

Enough women had performed heroic or clever deeds that their stories had been told and preserved. The plot outline should summarize what happens in the story. A total of 67 different tales, with six variants and six duplicates were found with female protagonists who performed rescues, demonstrated intelligence, made conscious choices, showed bravery or were diligent.

Also use these rubrics to grade the projects from your perspective. Compare the themes, settings and characters in several stories. With a plot in hand, the student should attempt to build interest and suspense.

Meanwhile, in exasperation, the Prince decides to leave the castle and go horseback riding to clear his head. He likes her spunk and falls in love with her.

Probably the most important and most ignored advice is about the importance editing and rewriting. Book 1but it is surprising. A parallel issue, though heretofore ignored, is the expectation that men are to go on quests, conquer, and rescue. Consider "Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

When all the fractured fairy tales have been presented, have students reflect on their own work on the project using the What I Learned About My Writing self-evaluation sheet. Suggest that your students include three somethings--obstacles to overcome, princesses to save, magic beans to throw out the window, or villains to outwit--in their stories.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Imagine a "Cinderella" story set in Africa, Texas, Manhattan. Since those times are long past, it would have been easy to join with the feminists who condemned the tales.

Year 2 Narrative Unit 2 – Traditional stories

Another way is to play "what if? Identify sequence of events and compare the plots of different stories. Predict incidents and endings based on experience of traditional tales. When the stories are written, there are a number of things you can do to make their creation more special: A story could be set in a different country or region.

When the prince meets them, he is horrified. Talk about how these movies use familiar characters in new and often funny ways.

Perhaps children would be better off without the message that women are expected to be beautiful and passive. Book 1 Another amusing theme would be Prince Charming kissing one or more princesses and marrying her them.The Literacy Shed Blog CPD Conference About Book of the week Testimonials Books for Topics (external site) The Numeracy Shed A Tale Unfolds Stone Age to Iron Age KS2 Resources Contact Us #litshedconf Index Roman Workshop WW2 Workshop Skyaudio VocabularyNinja New Page The Fairytale shed.

This article explores the use of traditional fairy/folk tales for creative writing of stories and poetry, and provides suggestions for the teaching of alternative fairy tales. It is difficult to distinguish between traditional fairy and folk tales. Feb 17,  · Cross Curricular ideas topic web on the theme traditional tales.

Medium term Literacy overview included to show how we will focus on Cinderella and look at alternative versions of Traditional Tales/5(10). Traditional Stories.

Alternative fairytales?

Fairy Stories & Traditional Tales. We need your resources! An Alternative Little Red Riding Hood Story (Emma Nelson) Pippa's Journey Story Planning Traditional Tales Characterisation (Chris Hardwidge) DOC; The Three Little Pigs Cloze (Jennifer Wilson).

Have students access the Fractured Fairy Tales tool and read the sample fractured fairy tale and the three traditional fairy tales. 2. Arrange students in small groups to discuss ideas for fractured versions of one or more of the three fairy tales by brainstorming alternate plots and endings.

an alternative version of a traditional story (phases 1 and 2) or a multimodal extended narrative based on a traditional story (phases 1, 2 and 3).

Traditional stories

Phases 1 and 2 make up a 2-week teaching sequence.

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