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1 Fairy Tales and how to them fracture

2 Who Said It? If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking. ~ Albert Einstein

3 What are fairy tales? To many the word fairytale may conjure up images such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and others. To many the word fairytale may conjure up images such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and others. However, fairytales were not always for children. However, fairytales were not always for children.

4 What are fairy tales? Back when these stories were first told around campfires, in taverns, and in some medieval villages, there were very few kids present. Back when these stories were first told around campfires, in taverns, and in some medieval villages, there were very few kids present. The parables were often violent in nature and served as a source of entertainment for peasants after a long days work. The parables were often violent in nature and served as a source of entertainment for peasants after a long days work.

5 What are fairy tales? As their popularity spread, fairy tales came to have a major influence on childrens literature. As their popularity spread, fairy tales came to have a major influence on childrens literature. They have also become a heavy influence in movies, sitcoms, and advertisements as they are so popular and widely known. They have also become a heavy influence in movies, sitcoms, and advertisements as they are so popular and widely known.

6 Definition A fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. A fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. However, only a small number of the stories refer to fairies. However, only a small number of the stories refer to fairies.

7 Definition Fairy tales are part of the oral tradition of literature. Fairy tales are part of the oral tradition of literature. They are old stories that tell of mans problems, fears, and hopes. They are old stories that tell of mans problems, fears, and hopes. What makes a fairy tale different from folklore, fables, and tall tales is its use of fantasy and magic. What makes a fairy tale different from folklore, fables, and tall tales is its use of fantasy and magic.

8 Often fairy tales involve ordinary people who have experiences of a supernatural kind and are affected by charms, disguises, spells, or other fantastic occurrences. In The Sleeping Beauty, a princess is shut up by enchantment in a castle and sleeps for 100 years; the thick wood that grows up around the castle is penetrated by a prince who awakens the princess with a kiss.

9 Origins Most modern versions of fairy tales come from three sources: Most modern versions of fairy tales come from three sources: The Grimm Brothers from Germany The Grimm Brothers from Germany Hans Christian Anderson from Denmark Hans Christian Anderson from Denmark Frenchman Charles Perrault, the collector of the "Mother Goose" tales. Frenchman Charles Perrault, the collector of the "Mother Goose" tales.

10 ...the appeal and popularity of the tales, continue to entertain us and we live happily ever after. Although these authors lived long ago and far away... Us-- United States Grimm Brothers--Germany Perrault--France Andersen--Denmark

11 Elements of a Fairy Tale 1. Does NOT need to include fairies. 2. Set in the pastusually significantly long ago. 3. Include magic, fantasy, supernatural, or make- believe aspects. 4. May contain characters such as fairies, witches, elves, pixies, magicians, fairy godparents, etc. 5. Good characters vs. evil characters. 6. May include objects, people, or events in threes. 7. Focus the plot on a problem or conflict that needs to be solved. 8. Modern versions often have happy endings 9. Usually teach a lesson or demonstrate values important to the culture.

12 Popular Fairy Tales Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Cinderella Cinderella Rapunzel Rapunzel Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Snow White Snow White Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast The Frog Prince The Frog Prince Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin Snow Queen Snow Queen Thumbelina Thumbelina The Emperors New Clothes The Emperors New Clothes Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

13 Fractured Fairy Tales When authors modernize or change one or more of the elements of the story, the story is called a fractured fairy tale.

14 Assignment Use familiar characters, plots, and settings from traditional fairy tales to create fractured versions. Use familiar characters, plots, and settings from traditional fairy tales to create fractured versions.

15 Change the… Setting Setting Characters Characters Point of View Point of View Time Period Time Period Magic Elements Magic Elements You could have characters from different stories meet. You could have characters from different stories meet.

16 Criteria Must be in true fairy tale form Must be in true fairy tale form You may alter the storyline You may alter the storyline You may add an unexpected twist You may add an unexpected twist You may create a contemporary You may create a contemporary (modern) version (modern) version All elements of a story must be present All elements of a story must be present As always it must be school appropriate As always it must be school appropriate

17 Steps Select a fairy tale. Read the original version. Identify elements of a story within. Map these out on work sheet. Brainstorm your ideas for the new story. Create your fractured fairy tale. Use computer for final copy.

18 Generate Ideas Lets look at some fractured fairy tales present in advertisements, sitcoms, songs, and movies to get your brain in creative thinking mode! Lets look at some fractured fairy tales present in advertisements, sitcoms, songs, and movies to get your brain in creative thinking mode! Write down any ideas that come into your mind as you watch and listen. Write down any ideas that come into your mind as you watch and listen.

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21 Sitcoms/Cartoons Once Upon a Time 4j5TY Once Upon a Time 4j5TY 4j5TY 4j5TY Simpsons aIDphNRWc Simpsons aIDphNRWc aIDphNRWc aIDphNRWc

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23 Movies Shrek _3K_tzw&feature=related Shrek _3K_tzw&feature=related _3K_tzw&feature=related _3K_tzw&feature=related Ella Enchanted NCWAo Ella Enchanted NCWAo NCWAo NCWAo Beastly 1f7hyY&feature=relmfu Beastly 1f7hyY&feature=relmfu 1f7hyY&feature=relmfu 1f7hyY&feature=relmfu Snow White and the Huntsman =SQaZRqlezG4&feature=pyv Snow White and the Huntsman =SQaZRqlezG4&feature=pyv =SQaZRqlezG4&feature=pyv =SQaZRqlezG4&feature=pyv

24 Magic or Enchantment


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