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Mrs. Haase

WIN What is a Fairy Tale?

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts, Religion

Student Instructions

What is a fairy tale? A fairy tale is a FICTIONAL story, often intended for children, that features fanciful and wondrous characters such as elves, goblins, wizards, and even, but not necessarily, fairies. The term “fairy” tale seems to refer more to the fantastic and magical setting or magical influences within a story, rather than the presence of the character of a fairy within that story. Fairy tales are often traditional. Many were passed down from storyteller to storyteller long ago before being recorded in books. Seven common elements often found in fairy tales: 1) They begin with 'Once upon a time' and end with the phrase 'happily ever after' 2) They include magic 3) Contain royal characters (EX: king, queen, prince, princess, etc.) 4) Incorporate the numbers 3, 5, and 7 5) The setting is in a land far, far away 6) Have an evil villain 7) Have a hero who saves the day DIRECTIONS: 1. Choose which fairy tale you want to listen to. Click the link. 2. Click the star by the fairy tale to go to the elements chart. 3. Use the drawing tool to make an X for each element you found in the story. 4. Use the mic to explain what elements you heard in that fairy tale (for example: the special beginning was "once upon a time") 6. After you finish listening to the story and completing the elements chart, click check to submit your work.