Lesson Plan: Once Upon a Link: A PowerPoint Adventure With Fractured Fairy Tales

In this lesson, students use both traditional and fractured fairy tales to study story structure and the six traits of writing. Students begin with a reading of several traditional and fractured fairy tales. As students read, they examine the tales for the six traits of writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency, and conventions. After reading the tales, students compare two favorite versions of one fairy tale in terms of the six traits of writing. Next, students work in groups to plan their own original fractured fairy tale with several alternate plotlines and endings. Students then add images, transitions, and motion to enhance the text’s meaning. In a culminating activity, students present their stories to the class and evaluate each other's presentations.