When the fractured fairy tale line of books came out, I bought every single one. I used them for so many different standards. Now that there are fractured folk tale books, too, it’s even better! There are so many standards that these book series can help you teach. Folk tales fall within the 2nd standard in the RL domain. This is all about recounting and retelling stories, folk tales, and fables. It also has a huge focus on the moral and central message of the story. These fractured folk tales can cover all those standards, plus you can dive into perspective (point of view) and compare and contrast. They’re also fantastic illustration-focused books. So let’s dive into these fractured folk tale books that you should add to your classroom library.
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The Lion and the Mouse, Narrated by the Timid But Truthful Mouse
The Tortoise and the Hare, Narrated by the Silly But Truthful Tortoise
The Ants and the Grasshopper, Narrated by the Fanciful But Truthful Grasshopper
The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Narrated by the Sheepish But Truthful Wolf
No Lie, Pigs (And Their Houses) Can Fly!
Listen, My Bridge is So Cool!
For Real, I Paraded in My Underpants!
Truthfully, Something Smelled Fishy!
Suggested Retelling and Central Message Units to Pair With Fractured Folk Tale Book
These fictional Retell and Recount units come with lesson plans, graphic organizers, passages, and more. They each include several folk tale and fable activities as well!