Susan Stein



March19, 2006

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In the land of make believe anything can happen!  Fairy Tales do make us believe  just that. It also makes children use their imagination.  Fairy Tales take us to many places that we wouldn't be able to visit just for fun!  Kids love magical-mystical happenings.  Some children will be able to make connections in their own lives with that of the fairy tale.  Remember the mean step-mother in Cinderella!  In this day and age most step-mothers are warm, kind and loving.  What would occur in the story if Cindy's mother wasn't so self-centered and mean?  Sounds like a beginning of a new story for the children to write!

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Our On-Line Fairy Tale Unit(Mrs. Tonnessen)

Mrs. Stein's Grade 2 (Tooter4Kids) ~Fractured Fairy Tales  

Writing a Fractured Fairy Tale

Lesson Plans

Fairy Tale Lessons and Ideas K-3

Fairy Tale Unit

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

 Translating Fairy Tales

100's of Fairy Tales

Elements of a Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale Unit by Melissa Stout

Magical Fairy Tale Moments

 Online Tales for the Family

 Tales of Wonder From Other Countries

Fables, Fairy Tales, Stories and Nursery Rhymes

Fairy Tale Quiz


Jack and the Beanstalk: lesson plan for preschool

Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes Section

Ongoing Tales Magazine Old Time Fairy Tales

Scottish Fairy Tales



The Three Bears with a Beat

                First Fairy Tales: Preschool Activities and Crafts
(also Folk Tales, Tall Tales & Legends)

                                                                               Andersen Fairy Tales : Flash animated versions of a few

Tall Tales







                             Fairy Tales .. read online at Story Circle
Fairy Tales at Story Circle .. these are read online and have excellent illustrations ... highly recommended !

 The Hungry Elf: An Estonian fairy tale

                                           The "Real" Fairy Tales (Gr. 5-8) Students will choose a fairy tale and rewrite it from a different point of view

Using Folk/Fairy Tales

A Fairy Tale Unit

Fairy Tale Links

Traditional Literature~ Lesson Plans

Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes


Story Telling Ideas

Children's Stories. Com

Tale Activities

The Three Little Pigs

Fairy Tales

Cinderella Around the World

The Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Teachnet Fairy Tales

Fairy Tale Ideas - Teacher-submitted ideas

                        Fairy Tales from Scholastic: Classroom activities and a tool to publish on line

  Fairy Tales Unit - Ideas and activities

Handsome and Dreadful

A Closer Look at a Fairy Tale: Grades 3-5

Cinderella Lesson Plans

A "Tail" to Tell

Magical Fairy Tale Moments

Grimm's Fairy Tales: From Folklore to Forever

Myths, Folktales,  Fairy Tales

Aesops Fables

Fluency Through Fables

Farmhouse Fables

A Book of Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore

Fairy Tale and Folk Tale CyberDictionary




Fairy Tale Lessons


Fairy Tales Unit Ideas | Lesson Plan

Fairy Tale Unit/Lesson



*Some of these links below are repeats from above.

 FAIRY TALE UNIT: In this 16 day unit students will read several selections amongst a variety of popular fairy tales, with plenty of opportunity for both group activities and independent writing workshops.


CHILDREN'S STORIES-AUDIO RENDITIONS Read Fairy Tales Online or have them read to you with Real Player Plug-in. Includes Cinderella, Puss In Boots, Snow White and the Red Rose, and more.

THE SURLALUNE FAIRY TALES SITE A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring annotated fairy tales. Includes the tales, their histories, similar tales from other cultures, bibliographies, and other materials.

 CINDERELLA STORIES Find a list of picture books with a variety of different versions of Cinderella. Teaching ideas also given by Jean Rusting for the following books:
* Tattercoats
* Cap o'Rushes
* The Twelve Months
* The Princess and the Golden Shoes

 Whootie Owl's Stories to Grow By

Find fairy tales from various countries for students to read online. Includes appropriate age level and length it takes to read the story. Includes a Native American version of Cinderella.


The Realm of Fairy Tales- A 4th-5th grade webquest.

In this webquest, you will be working together with a partner to do the following activities:
* Read a selection of online fairy tales.
* Analyze fairy tales by identifying recurring themes.
* Outline a story map for your own fairy tale, including standard story elements and fairy tale themes.
* Write your own fairy tale, based on your story map.




Print out your own set of fairy tales for your fairy tales  and legends unit with this online collection. Well over one  hundred fairy tales are available, including both traditional stories and tales you might not recognize as easily. A great class project for your unit would be to illustrate these tales, collecting them in a class book, and choosing one to create either a play or a reader's theater version for a holiday presentation.

Education Center Activity: A "Tail" to Tell
This is a simple page with a Three Pigs Lesson plan. It includes a link to a blank story map to use with the lesson. It allows for the use of any of the numerous versions of the story and is a lesson focused on writing.




Marty Sheppard: Lesson Plan - "Sasha and the Little Birch Tree"
This is a great site created by a middle school teacher in Arizona. She traveled to Russia and used her experience to write a fairy tale called "Sasha and the Little Birch Tree" which describes how she thinks Russian nesting dolls may have been created and it is available on the site to read. There are also lesson plans and a worksheet to make your own nesting dolls.