Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fairy Tale Common Core Unit and a FREEBIE!

If you need a fun way to teach the Common Core Standards for English-Language Arts, this unit is the one for you! This fairy tale unit includes tales for both boys and girls. Through reading, writing, and higher order thinking, you and your students will work your way through 10 Common Core Standards using 25 different activities! The students will write newspaper articles, create posters, publish invitations, write police reports, and more!

While aligned to the Common Core for 2nd Grade, this unit can be used in Grades 1-4 with little to no modifications.

The following literature will be used in this unit:

Cinderella (The Original Story)
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin

The Three Pigs (The Original Story)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf by Jon Scieszka

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (The Original)
Somebody and the Three Blairs by Marilyn Tolhurst

Little Red Riding Hood (The Original Story)
Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prarie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst

After reading the fairy tales and fractured fairy tales, students will create their own fractured fairy tales using graphic organizers and their choice of seven writing papers to publish their work!

Click the picture below to enlarge and see all the contents!

I know your students will LOVE the higher order thinking included in this unit and the humor involved in each of the fairy tales!  I hope you like it too! :)

{Click Here} to a FREE download of one activity included in this pack!  It's a Police Report that the students complete after reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  It assesses Common Core Standard 2.RL.1.  Enjoy!  :)


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Common Core Graphic Organizers: 1st Grade Edition

Hi guys!  I am finally finished with the Common Core Graphic Organizers: 1st Grade Edition!  I've had many, many requests for this so I hope some of you firsties find it helpful.

Check out the graphic organizers included!

If 2nd Grade is more your style, {Click Here} to Download the 2nd Grade Common Core Graphic Organizers!

I'll be back with my Fairy Tale Common Core Unit when I get it finished!  Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Sneak Peek...

Hello sweet friends!  I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I have two units coming and I am so excited about them!  Here is a sneak peek....coming soon!

By popular request, Common Core Graphic Organizers: First Grade Edition!  These are just like the original, but aligned to first grade standards.  Coming soon...

Be on the lookout!  I hope to have these uploaded in the next few days!