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2 What are Story Elements? Focus: Fairy Tales Sarah Edwards

3 You will always find… Characters  Protagonist and Antagonist  Who’s the good one???  Protagonist—the main character  Antagonist—the one causing problems for the main character

4 You will always find… Plot  There is a clear beginning, middle, and end.  At the beginning, we learn about the characters, setting, and the PROBLEM.  When things start to get interesting, we call that rising action.  The turning point of the story is the climax.  The events that follow are the falling action.  The resolution is the ending…What happened?

5 What makes fairy tales unique? Are there always fairies??? NO! You can count on: Once upon a time… Magic/Enchantment Forests and Castles …and they live happily ever after!

6 Little Quiz Cinderella and Snow White

7 Fairy tales usually contain two common character types. What are they? Good and evil Happy and joyful Lucky and rich

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9 Fairy tales are usually set in what time frame? In the future A long, long, time ago Present day

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11 What was one magical element that appeared in Snow White and Cinderella? A teacup and candle A magic carpet and genie A mirror and fairy godmother

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13 What is the common problem in both fairy tales? The main character was Changed into a toad Treated badly by the others Lost a slipper

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15 How do fairy tales usually end? The main character dies The bad/evil character marries the prince The main character lives happily ever after

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17 What do fairy tales usually teach at the end of the story? A lesson A recipe A trick

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19 Theme The Lesson

20 Exploring Fairy Tales Kindles Thinking about… Characters (protagonist vs antagonist) Setting Plot Theme

21 Projects-- Learning Styles Auditory Pretend you are a talk show host and one of the main characters is a guest on your show. Write a play/dialogue for the talk show host and character from your story. Visual Illustrate your favorite scene from two fairy tales. On the back, write a title for the scene and give a brief description of what is happening. Kinesthetic “Book in a Bag”—Put 8 items in a paper bag that are somehow significant to your story. As you pull out the items, explain what it is and why it is important.

22 Putting a Spin on Fairy Tales Snow White in New York The Frog Prince Continued….

23 Now that you know all that there is to know about fairy tales, you can create your very own. Use the Story Map to help you begin framing out your very own fairy tale.Story Map If you can’t remember the story elements to help you with your story, click on the fairy. If you are still having problems with framing out your story, click on the wizard. You can pick and choose from the elements that you would want to include in your story.wizard Make sure you follow the Fairy Tale Rubric to keep you on track.Fairy Tale Rubric HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!

24 Story Elements Do NOT need to include fairies. Set in the past – usually long, long ago. Include fantasy, supernatural, or make-believe aspects. Clearly defined good characters and evil characters. Involves magic elements, which may be magical people, animals, or objects. Magic may be positive or negative. May include objects, people, or events in threes. Focus the plot on a problem or conflict that needs to be solved. Often have happy endings, based on the resolution of the conflict or problem. Usually teach a lesson or demonstrate values important to the culture.

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