Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mixed Up Fairy Tales using Explain Everything

Mixed Up Fairy Tales
What are the Elements of a Fairy Tale?

Students in Mrs. Weeks' 3rd grade class studied the elements of Fairy Tales. To really understand these elements, they made "Mixed Up" fairy tales.  Students chose a character, setting and plot from three different stories.  Imagine what happens when three story elements are combined.

The first step was to brainstorm which elements they were going to use.  Then, students used a template to record the information and use it as a storyboard.  Lastly, students drew pictures for their story.  The iPads and app "Explain Everything" were used to create a picture book and presentation.  Students from the "Student Help Desk" in 6th grade assisted the 3rd grade students with their projects.

Click each link below to view the stories.

Massachusetts Common Core Standards for ELA
RL.3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
SL.3.5. Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.