Comparing Fairy Tales and Folk Tales- Writing

Comparing folk tales

I LOVE this unit. It’s not the easiest to teach, but fractured fairy tales and fractured folk tales are some of my absolute favorite books for comparing fairy and folk tales! The great thing about fractured fairy tales is that they’re recognizable to students, so the comprehension piece is already there for them. In this blog post, I’ll outline great books and a structured paragraph ‘essay’ for Comparing Fairy and Folk Tales

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Comparing Fairy and Folk Tales

Check out what I did last year in first grade.

The Little Red Hen
Comparing Fairy and Folk Tales

Here is what we are doing with our second graders this year. We are working with two topic paragraphs. We definitely have to use rubrics a lot! But they are getting it.

Here is a rubric.

Comparison essay rubric for literacy.

It follows as:

  • Topic sentence
  • Detail sentence
  • Further support
  • Further support
  • Detail sentence
  • Further support
  • Further support
  • Conclusion
Example Essay

Here are some of the books on my lesson plans for the Comparing Fairy and Folk Tales unit!!

And, here’s another useful resource for comparing text using paired passages.

Folk tale book images
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