Susan Powers
Susan Powers
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Fairy tales. An inherent part of childhood that take us on adventures of fantasy and culture. This complete IB PYP unit of inquiry delves into the imaginative world of classic fairy tales from around the world as we explore the central idea of:
People around the world create stories to express emotion, ideas and values.
With over 180 pages of trans disciplinary, hands on, inquiry based activities that provoke and engage, we develop our reading skills and strategies as we analyse different tales and text. (British & USA spelling is included. ) Designed for 2nd-5th grades, this packet provides differentiated activities and resources, making it easy to plan for your class’s needs. Activities that are marked A. are more challenging than those marked B.
Lines of inquiry:
How does literature invite different interpretations?
How beliefs and values are taught through stories.
What are different methods of storytelling?
You will find the following within this packet:
Comparing & contrasting different texts
Theme-morals and values
Character traits
Fictional writing & plot structure
Descriptive writing & figurative language
Puppets and puppet shows
Digital storytelling
Reader’s Theatre
Fractured Fairy Tales
Geometry – identifying polygons
Data analysis
Formative assessments throughout.
Rubrics & checklists
And much, much more.
This unit culminates with a summative assessment that requires the children to create their own fairy tale or recreate a well known tale, telling it in a way that demonstrates their own unique form of expression. The kids love every part of this unit and are thoroughly involved. Be prepared to have them share a myriad of fairy tales that they actively find by themselves! 
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Susan Powers


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