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Read Picture Books:
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Lon Po Po
The Frog Prince Continued
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
Fairy tales could not exist without the fight against evil. Make a list of all the forces of evil that you can think of. (witch, step-mothers, etc.)
In fairytales, the forces of good usually triumph. List all of the forces of good that you encounter in fairy tales or children’s stories/
Fairy Tales usually include some form of magic or the supernatural. List all of the types of magic or magical things you can think of in fairytales or stories.
Every fairytale has a hero, describe your favorite fairytale hero.
Every fairytale has a villain, describe your favorite villain.
Short Story Writing Assignment:
We have read some examples of Changed Children's Stories including The Frog Prince Continued, The True Story of The Three Little Pigs, Lon Po Po, and Politically Correct Fairy Tales.
Directions for Writing:
Write your own Changed Children's Story. Your choices are:
• Change Time and Place
• Change Point of View
• Continue the Story
• Write an Original Fairy Tale
Your story must be six pages long (not including a title page and "The End" page. You may use a mixture of writing and illustrations to fill up the space. Your final copy may be typed, but does not have to be. It must be in final draft form, with colored illustrations.
Fairy Tale Adaptation Outline:
Introduce the main character, including a description of the setting and time.
Tell how the main character finds out about the magic that will later be used to solve the problem
Tell how the main character meets or knows about the other character
Tell about the problem. How did it happen? What time? Where did it happen?
End Chapter 3 with the problem still being a problem.
Tell how the problem is solved by the magical solution. Be very exact. Use descriptives.
Tell about the feelings of each character as you tell the solution.
What lesson was learned?
Close with a happy ending.
Short Story Elements
The Setting (time and place):
The Problem or Conflict:
Plot - (Complications) Sequence of Events:
The Conclusion (Resolution):
The Theme (what is the story really about?)
Values Brought Out in the Story:
(Give it an Original Title):
: Once upon a time (tell the time that your story takes place in): _
in (tell the country or place where the story happens):
(2) Character Name:
there lived a girl/boy named
(3) Family information
: She/he lived with
(4) The Problem:
(tell how her/his family treated her/him) They always
For example, (Give at least two examples of things that they did to her/him)
Another example is _
(5) Magic helpers:
One day she/he was helped by (tell how magic
or animals helped her solve the problem:
(Cinderella) had the most beautiful shoes
(describe the shoes)
They were given to her by
One day she lost one of her shoes. (Tell how she lost her shoe) _
(7) Someone found her shoe (tell who found it and what they did with it)
(8) Meeting a powerful person:
Someone very powerful saw the shoe and wanted to
meet (Cinderella). (tell how he/she tried to find Cinderella)
(9) Becoming Rich:
Finally, (tell how the powerful person finds Cinderella and marries
her or how she/he becomes rich).
(10) Her family
: Afterwards, (tell what happened to her family at the end.
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