Before you begin this unit, there are a few things to do:
- Read aloud (and reread, if possible!) classic versions of fairy tales, particularly Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff; most kindergarten teachers have a copy of The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone, as it is a mentor text for one of their reading units of study.
- Read aloud Prince Cinders (the unit's mentor text) more than once, if possible, so children are familiar with it when you use it on the first session for teaching writing.
- Read aloud versions of these fairy tales, particularly Cinderella, along with the other titles mentioned above, and other classic fairy tales (such as The Three Little Pigs and The Little Red Hen); be sure to check with your CTL or Literacy Coach for titles that are available in your building.
Folktale and Fairy Tale Resources
|Suggested Mentor Text List from the Units of Study Online Resources|
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