Lesson Plan

Fairy Tale Stories

This lesson is for 3rd grade and will go over different fairy tales and then the students will write their own.

Students will be able to identify the elements of a fairy tale.

Students will be able to write their own fairy tale in the form of a narrative.


English Language Arts
Grades 3
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Grabber

The teacher will show the video and tell the students, "Listen carefully to what the girl is saying as she tells her story.  Does it sound familiar to you?  I don't  want anyone to say anything until I have asked you once the video is over."  After the video, the teacher will say, "Why did her story sound so familiar?"  The students will hopefully be able to say that she was telling the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.  The teacher will say, "That's right; today we are going to learn about the elements of a fairy tale and then you are going to right your own."


2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

The class will view the nearpod presentation on the elements of a fairy tale.  The teacher can stop students to discuss the video with students: the teacher could even have the class create a quick fairy tale to make sure that the students understand the different elements that are in a fairy tale.  You can have the students do the quiz on The Lonely Frog, or you could have them use it for the next part of the lesson to create their cube.

3 Guided Practice

The teacher will have students work in groups to complete the story cube on cube creator using one of their favorite fairy tales.  If students cannot think of a fairy tale to use, the teacher can give a list of fairy tales from the nearpod presentation, or have them use The Lonely Frog to create their cube.  This step will help the students go over the elements of a fairy tale and help them for  the individual practice.  If you do not have computers that can be implemented in the classroom or the computer lab is unavailable, teachers can print out planning sheets for the cube creator.  Also, a blank cube template can be printed out so students can write on the cube and still create it.

4 Individual Practice

The teacher will have students use the tool WriteReader Pro to create their own fairy tale.  Depending on your students' abilities, you can decide how many pages need to be in their story and how much should be on each page.  

5 Wrap Up

The teacher will have the students use Kahoot! to assess which students understand the elements of a fairy tale and who need more help with the elements of a fairy tale.