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Traditional Tales teaching resources

Resources | Published 9 February, 2011

From fables to fairy tales, traditional tales captivate us all. Dark woods and cruel wolves can make children scared, but the idea of castles and princes makes them gasp with wonder. Try these lesson plans, teaching resources and TES iboard interactives to show your pupils just how magical these stories can be.

TESiboard interactives

Cinderella

Cinderella - Listen and Read Storybook

Cinderella - Read Alone Storybook

Cinderella - Supporting Resources

 

Cinderella - Supporting Resources

Cinderella - Character Focus

  • An activity to focus on a specific character at different points of a story. Pupils choose a pose and expression and add labels.

Cinderella - Character Comparer

  • An activity to create character profiles, making comparisons between different characters and the part they play.

Cinderella - One Scene Focus

  • An activity that focuses on the action at a particular point in the story. Pupils select a background for their scene, before adding characters, props and text.

Cinderella - Sequence, Retell

  • A sequencing activity with the chance for pupils to retell the story in their own words.

Cinderella - Storyboarder

  • A chance for pupils to reconstruct the story (or make up a different one), choosing a background, adding characters, props and speech, then combining scenes to create a sequence of events.

 

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen - Listen and Read Storybook

The Little Red Hen - Read Alone Storybook

The Little Red Hen - Supporting Resources

 

The Little Red Hen - Supporting Resources

Little Red Hen - Character Focus

  • An activity to focus on a specific character at different points of a story. Pupils choose a pose and expression and add labels.

Little Red Hen - Character Comparer

  • An activity to create character profiles, making comparisons between different characters and the part they play.

Little Red Hen - One Scene Focus

  • An activity that focuses on the action at a particular point in the story. Pupils select a background for their scene, before adding characters, props and text.

Little Red Hen - Sequence, Retell

  • A sequencing activity with the chance to retell the story in your own words.

Little Red Hen - Storyboarder

  • A chance to reconstruct the story (or make up a different one), choosing a background, adding characters, props and speech, then combining scenes to create a sequence of events.

Other resources

Early years resources

Story cards

  • By selecting characters, settings, objects and time periods from these cards, children can get creative and tell their own tales.

Knock, knock, knock

  • A basic board game based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Sesame Street in Wonderland

  • Watch Elmo and Abby as they discuss the wonders of fairy tales in this Sesame Street video.

Role-playing tales

  • Masks for children to role-play as characters from their favourite traditional tales.

 

 Primary

Reverse thinking

  • Challenge pupils with these tasks which ask what The Little Mermaid would not have discovered if she hadn’t come to land, and other ‘would not have’ scenarios.

Story path

  • A forest scene with word bubbles to help pupils structure their own stories.

Fairy tale estate agents

  • Whether it’s Cinderella’s palace or the seven dwarves’ cottage, pupils’ selling skills will be put to the test as they try to sell properties from a land far, far away.

Fairy tale language

  • Openers, connectives and inspiration to help pupils phrase their fairy tales perfectly.

Story structure

  • A colourful journey through the structure of traditional tales.

Red Riding Hood’s bag

  • A six-week design and technology project which gets pupils designing a bag for their own fantastical journey.

 

 

For more interactives see the other TESiboard collections

Alternatively, the full TESiboard content is available in a classroom friendly form at

http://www.tes.iboard.co.uk

We’d love your comments! Please add them to any collection, resource or email me directly

steve.rawlins@tsleducation.co.uk


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