Fairy Tales in the Classroom: Teaching Students to Write Stories with Meaning Through Traditional Tales

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Charles outlines the contributions to our understanding of the fairy tale genre by Bettelheim, Favat, Rodari, and Jung and then builds on the pioneering work of Vladimir Propp to create an easy to use symbol system which guides students to tell - orally, pictorially, and in writing - their own stories based on archetypes that are fully developed in the book. Her approach has been tested in numerous classrooms with wonderful and often surprising results.

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Overview

Charles outlines the contributions to our understanding of the fairy tale genre by Bettelheim, Favat, Rodari, and Jung and then builds on the pioneering work of Vladimir Propp to create an easy to use symbol system which guides students to tell - orally, pictorially, and in writing - their own stories based on archetypes that are fully developed in the book. Her approach has been tested in numerous classrooms with wonderful and often surprising results.

Fairy Tales In The Classroom contains all the tools, suggestions and stories that teachers need to give their students life transforming experiences and a solid background for all their future writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554550203
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Veronika Martenova Charles is an award winning children’s author. She was born in Czechoslovakia and steeped in traditional fairy tales from an early age. Her books include The Crane Girl, Necklace of Stars, Stretch, Swallow and Stare, Maiden of The Mist and The Birdman.

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