April 2nd is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. What a wonderful way to celebrate by highlighting all of the great Fairy Tale resources we have in the Learning Commons! Fairy Tales are an important part of any language arts program as they teach the differences between fiction and non-fiction. Read to your students and then encourage them to act out their stories, and/or create their own ending to a fairy-tale, or better yet write their own fairy- tale! You can find more out about Hans Christian Andersen here. You may want to look at some great unit study ideas for Fairy Tales here.
The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
This collection includes “The Little Mermaid,” the story of a mermaid princess who falls in love with a human; “Great Claus and Little Claus,” an account of a clever young man who turns a series of misfortunes into a fortune; as well as “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Red Shoes,” “Thumbelina,” and more. 12 unabridged stories.
Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
Magic spells, witches, handsome princes and beautiful maidens abound in a beguiling collection that includes “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “The Golden Goose,” “Tom Thumb” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Classic Starts) by Jakob Grimm
Once upon a time… there were two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who gave the world some of the best-loved fairy tales ever written. From “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to “Snow White” and “The Brave Little Tailor,” this charming anthology offers young readers a wonderful introduction to 12 of the Grimm’s’ most popular stories.
Chinese Fairy Tales by Fredrick H. Martens
Both adults and children will enjoy this captivating collection of authentic Chinese fairy tales, featuring talking animals, princesses in peril, clever cowherds, and other engaging characters. Based on legends, ghost stories, and myths, the stories include “The Flower-Elves,” “The Dragon-Princess,” “The Bird with Nine Heads,” and many others. 25 black-and-white illustrations.
Crafts from your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross
The make-believe world of fairy tales comes to life with just some scissors and paste and a few household items. For a dramatic accompaniment to the retelling of your favorite tale, make the ugly duckling that changes into a swan, the Beast that turns back into a Prince, or even the Sleeping Beauty puppet that opens her eyes for the first time in a hundred years. You can make up a charming bed for the seven dwarfs from an egg carton or a beautiful gingerbread house from an ordinary lunchbag. You can do a model of Rapunzel letting down her hair or of Jack climbing up the beanstalk. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will provide hours and hours of rewarding creative activity.
Folktales and Fairy Tales Literature Pocket K-1 by Evan Moor Educational Publishers
Every pocket in Literature Pockets Folktales & Fairy Tales , Grades K-1 begins with a reproducible retelling of a tale.About the book:students cut, colour, and staple the half-pages to make a minibook to put in the pocket. A teacher resource page offers suggestions for sharing the tale – comprehension, art, and writing activities follow, helping the story come to life for students two pages of evaluation forms help both teacher and student assess what was learned. The seven tales in this book include: The Little Red Hen,The Three Little Pigs,Goldilocks and the Three Bears,The Gingerbread Man,Little Red Riding Hood,The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Too Much Noise
Folktales and Fairy Tales Literature Pockets Grades 2-3 by Evan Moor Educational Publishers
Every pocket in Folktales & Fairy Tales for Grades 2-3 begins with a two-page reproducible retelling of a tale. About the book: There is a teacher resource page that offers suggestions for sharing the tale. Comprehension, art, and writing activities follow, helping the story come to life for students. Two pages of evaluation forms help both teacher and student assess what was learned.The eight tales in this book include: Henny Penny, The Brave Little Tailor, The Fisherman and His Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, The Emperors New Clothes and The Bremen Town Musicians
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