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Fairytale Reboot! Rewriting the Classics
In this one-time class, students will learn how to rewrite classic fairytales with a twist, changing points of view, settings, endings, and more.
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Through teacher-led discussion, students will identify retellings of fairytales they already know. Together we'll examine how changing point of view, setting, backstory, or a single plot point can turn everything upside down. Students will then choose their own fairytale to retell. A small portion of lesson time will be spent writing, followed by sharing and feedback.
Retellings are a fantastic way to stretch the imagination and hone creative writing skills. With the basic story structure in place, students will learn to experiment with elements of fiction. One change--a tiny tweek in plot, a modern (or futuristic!) setting, a gender swapped protagonist--and they'll be on their way, developing skills and style while they're at it.
As a Young Adult author, I've traveled to schools all over the U.S. discussing my books, publishing, and creative writing with students. I've also taught high school English and elementary school. Kids have extraordinary creative gifts--imagination, fearlessness, tenacity--and I love being a part of their development.
Just a challenge to finish their retellings!
Pencil and paper are the only materials required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Jessica MartinezAuthor, Violinist
126 total reviews
60 completed classes
I love writing books and playing the violin, which is why I teach both! As the author of four Young Adult novels, I've traveled all over the United States speaking to groups of students about reading and writing. I have a B.A. in English with a...