Resource Links Best Books 2010 - Professional ResourcesThis ground breaking book provides teachers in the early grades with the background and practical approaches to maximize the potential of traditi
Resource Links Best Books 2010 - Professional Resources
This ground breaking book provides teachers in the early grades with the background and practical approaches to maximize the potential of traditional tales with their students. 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.
1 "What can I write about?" My own journey Using fairy tales in the classroom
2 Why Fairy Tales Are Still with Us What are fairy tales? What is the significance of the tales? Mining the potential of fairy tales
3 Going through the Fairy-Tale Woods Fairy tales are good for children Finding the real world through the magic realm Why children are interested in fairy tales Fairy tale form Exercising creativity and imagination How children respond to stories
4 My Work in the Classroom A classroom approach Advantages of symbols of Propp’s actions Complete set of symbols Sample action-symbol maps The classroom procedure Expressing response through drawing Selecting stories
5 Tale Type: The Children and the Ogre The story "The Black Geese of Baba Yaga" The actions in the storyline Action-symbol map Creating a new story Discussion of results Making magic Back to the real world
6 Tale Type: The Animal Bride The story: "The Farmer's Boy and the Orange Cat" The actions in the story Action-symbol map Creating a new story Discussion of results
7 Tale Type: Magic Objects The story: "The Magic Soup Pot" The actions in the story Action-symbol map Creating a new story Discussion of results Sessions with older students Recollections
8 Expressing Response through Drawing Same story, different interpretations How children portray stories Recollection through visual expression Right-brain and left-brain modes
9 Summary: Where to Go from Here Integration into curriculum expectations Sample follow-up initiatives Sample individual student stories Follow-up ideas
10 Putting My Approach into Practice General description of my approach Preparation for class work with a story Steps to follow during the activity Some practical concerns
"There is an impressive amount of research and information in this useful book. The teacher is provided with detailed steps to carry through the process with several examples using different types of tales. Besides the anthology of tales, Charles includes a complete set of reproducible symbols, guiding questions for creating new tales, and further notes to accompany some of the tales. This kind of practical detail can be helpful to the practitioner in implementing this technique. Highly Recommended." — CM Magazine
"A wonderful resource for any teacher, this textbook would be a particular asset to those working in primary/elementary classrooms. . . What makes this book really unique is her descriptions of classroom procedures, outlining, for example, how to create an action symbol map. . . An excellent resource book which shares a great way to teach fairy tales and inspire story building in children." Rated E (Excellent) — Resource Links