2.If you have not done so already, preview the Online Activity: Fractured Fairy Tales & Fables. Author Jon Scieszka will take you on a tour of some of his favorite fractured fairy tales to help you build your background and get your creativity flowing before the unit begins.
3.Print and make enough copies for each student of the Graphic Organizer for Persuasive Paragraphs.
4.If you would like, create a page using the computer that looks and is titled like an official court document for students to use when publishing their essays. Print and copy enough of these pages for each student.
5.Have paper and art materials available for use.
1.Gather a large number of fractured fairy tales for students to explore. Use books from your own collection along with those from the school and/or public library. Keep these books out during the entire unit for students to read independently and to refer to as models during the writing lessons. To generate the greatest interest, provide a wide variety of fractured classic tales, including versions of Cinderella, The Three Bears, The Three Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood.
2.If you have not done so already, preview the Online Activity: