Fairytales Reimagined: Stories for a New World

Study Guide, Section 1

Pre-Show Activities

Predictions

Welcome! After you have watched the introductory video on the previous page, make some predictions about what you think will happen in the story before you watch the show.

Watch this video about how to make a prediction:
Level 1
(3-5 year olds)

LAFS.K12.W.3.9

DISCUSS:

  1. Review the different elements that were talked about in the Intro video on the main page of this study guide. Discuss and make a prediction about what you think will happen in this play.

CREATE!

      2. Create a KWL chart as a class (a template is in the worksheet included here*)

      3. Work as a class to review, “What you know” so far about the story (including identifying the author/playwright of the story)

      4. Discuss “What you want to know” or what you are curious about in the story. 

REFLECT…

      5. Later, after you have watched the show you can fill out “What you learned.”  

Section 1 Early Learning & Development Standards
(follow Level 1 activities)
 

3 – 4 years
IV: Language and Literacy
IV.A. 1 a. b.; IV. A 2. a. b.; IV. B. 1. a.; IV. C. 1. a. b.; IV. D. 1. a. b.; IV. D. 2. a. b. c.; IV. F. 4. a.; IV. G. 1. a.; IV. E. 1. a. 

4 years – K
IV: Language and Literacy

IV.A. 1. a. b.; IV. A. 2. a. b.; IV. B. 1. a.; IV. C. 2. b. c. d.; IV. D. 1. a. b.; IV. D. 2. a.; IV. E. 1. a.; IV. E. 3. b.c.; IV. F. 4. a. b.; IV. G. 1. a. b.

Level 2
(K-2nd grades)
LAFS.K12.W.3.9

DISCUSS & REFLECT:

      1. Complete Level 1 of this section above, as a class or in small groups.

DRAW!

      2. Take a blank piece of paper and draw what you predict will happen in the story.

 

Level 3
(3rd-5th grades)
LAFS.K12.W.3.9; LAFS.4.W.3.9; LAFS.5.W.3.9

PREDICT:

  1. Individually and on your own, use this worksheet* to fill out what you think will happen next and the sections of “What you know” so far about the story and “What you want to learn.

  2. Write a paragraph about what you think will happen in the story.  

  3. After the show you can fill out “What you learned.” 

Author’s Purpose

With every book, movie and play, the author or playwright had a purpose when writing the piece “to inform,” “to persuade,” and/or “to entertain.”


Watch these two videos that explore an author’s purpose:

 

 

PART 1

 

PART 2


Level 1

(3-5 year olds)
LAFS.K.RI.3.8; LAFS.K12.R.2.6; LAFS.K12.SL.2.4

DISCUSS:

  1. Discuss what are the three areas of author’s purpose.  

  2. Select a story that you’ve read as a class and identify what the author’s purpose was of the book. 

Level 2
(K-2nd grades)
LAFS.K.RI.3.8; LAFS.K12.R.2.6; LAFS.2.RI.2.6; LAFS.K12.SL.2.4

IDENTIFY:

  1. Use this worksheet* to select 3 stories that you have read or watched (as a class or in small groups) and identify each author’s purpose. 

PRESENT: 

      2. Join back as a group and present what each group determined. 

 

Level 3
(3rd-5th grades)
 LAFS.K12.R.2.6; LAFS.K12.SL.2.4

IDENTIFY:  

  1. Working independently, use this worksheet* to select 3 stories that you have read and identify each author’s purpose.

PREDICT: 

      2. Then as a class, discuss what you predict is the author’s (playwright’s) purpose of writing the play they are about to see.

Adaptation

The play you are about to see includes an adaptation of 3 classic story tales:

“Hansel and Gretel” (Hansel y Gretel)

“Little Red Riding Hood” (Caperucita Roja)

“Cinderella” (Cenicienta). 

 A literary adaptation is a composition rewritten into a new form.  Sometimes the story is adapted from a book to a movie or a fairytale to a play.  A literary adaptation can also be a known story told in a new way. 

To learn about literary adaptation let’s explore the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”


Watch this traditional version of The Three Little Pigs:

Now watch this adaptation of the traditional story entitled: “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”

 

Level 1
(Ages 3-5)
LAFS.K12.R.3.9; LAFS.K.W.3.7

DISCUSS:

  1. After watching the videos, discuss as a class, the difference between the two stories. 

  2. Identify how the second story is an adaptation of the traditional story.  (If doing this in a classroom, teachers can create a venn diagram on the board that shows each story and the details that intersect for both stories).

 

Level 2
(K-2nd grades)

LAFS.K12.R.3.9; LAFS.2.RL.3.9

APPLY: 

  1. In small groups, use this worksheet* to adapt the story of “The Three Little Pigs.” (Change the setting, the problem, the main events, one can even change the animals/characters that the story is about). 

 

Level 3
(3rd-5th grades)
LAFS.K12.R.3.9; LAFS.5.W.3.9

WRITE: 

  1. After completing the above activity, write a one paragraph story with the changed story parts, to form your new adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs.”

 *If you are unable to print the worksheet, you can recreate the worksheet on a blank piece of paper.

Thank you for completing Section 1, Pre-Show Predictions!
Now, enjoy the show!!!