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Fractured Fairy Tales: Rewriting Our Favorites Stories

This six day class focuses on identifying and changing plot to reinvent those old fairy tales we love so much. Students will dive into what makes a story great and then rewrite one of their favorite fairy tales.
Chrissy May
20 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
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Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
10-14
year olds
5-13
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

1: The students will be able to understand how plot makes a good story and identify elements of plot in their favorite movies or stories.
2: The students will be able to determine when in a creative writing story they should create new paragraphs
3: The students will be able to take an original story and change the plot to create a new one
4: The students will be able to write a fractured fairy tale that is 2-7 pages long
5: The students will be able to closely edit both their own and peers writing
This is my favorite creative writing unit to teach at the start of every academic year! It is great for students who love to write fiction, but also naturally incorporates great scaffolding for struggling writers because they are building their story off of another one. Every year the students love this assignment the most for creative writing!
The only homework for this class will be the actual writing of the rough draft for the story. They will be given at least 5 days between classes to write the story, and most students only need two different 40 minute sessions to write due to the in depth planning we will do in class. 
We will use a variety of resources that I will provide for students. I will share documents with students on the Classroom Tab, and we will watch videos and lecture notes on slides that I will share there as well. Students should have some way to write their story with either Google Doc's or Microsoft Word. Please reach out to me if you don't have either of these and we can figure out a plan!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal Assessments: They will have a variety of discussions, notes, and planning documents.
Formal Assessments: The Editing 'Quiz' and the Final Draft of the Fractured Fairy Tale
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Chrissy May Enthusiastic Humanities Teacher (M.S in Curriculum and Instruction and Bachelor in Secondary Education)
20 total reviews
17 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Chrissy May, and I have been an educator for the past 8 years and have experience in 6-12th grade English and History in both British Curriculum and American Common Core. Currently I teach full time 7th and 8th grade humanities,... 
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