We have been using this fairy tale stationery in our Writing Workshop to practice creating stories with dialogues. Specifically, the kids are focusing on using quotation marks and commas properly. This packet has writing pages for these fairy tales: Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, and Frankenstein.
Mini-Lesson: Before we began writing, we talked about the many variations and stylistic differences among different authors. You might want to read one or two children’s books where the authors give familiar fairy tales their own twist. Here are some suggestions that might work well for this mini-lesson include (These are affiliate links):
- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
- The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
- Cinder Edna by Ella Jackson
- Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! (The Other Side of the Story) by Eric Braun (Currently free on Kindle Unlimited)
- Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff… I have to add this to the list because DD loved, loved, loved this book and not just because the author and I share the same first name!! This was one of the first authors DD wrote to… and was floored when Liesl Shurtliff wrote her back! It’s a longer book, but comes highly recommended by my daughter! 🙂
Before my kids actually began writing their own fairy tale stories, we went over the rules about using quotation marks and commas with dialogue. I also brought out a novel and showed them how each speaker’s line started a new paragraph (and it was indented). I recommend that you point that out to your kids too! Despite going over this right before we started to write, they got so caught up in writing their stories that they didn’t start a new paragraph when a different character starts to speak. They definitely need more work on that skill… but their fairy tales have been really creative and they’ve been enjoying writing! I hope your kids do to!
This Fairy Tale Writing Paper set has pages for Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, and Frankenstein.
This Fairy Tale Writing Set is $1.50. It is about 10 pages.
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Hope your kids enjoy this writing stationery! ~Liesl
How and Why We Started Using a Homeschool Writing Workshop:
- Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop – Post #1 — How/Why we needed a change in our writing program
- Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop – Post #2: Creating a Writing Workshop Area and Materials to Have on Hand
- Creating a Writing Workshop Post #3: This post is about Mini-Lessons during writing time, mentor texts and includes reviews of 8 or 9 writing books that you might find helpful.
- Writing Workshop Mini-Lesson: Rules for Writing and the Story Writing Process — Have your kids read the Plot Chicken? We started our Writing Workshop this year off with this book. What a great buk, buk!! In fact, I liked it so much that I created a chicken writing rules printable to go along with the book!
- How do I Help the Kids to Start Writing?! 5 Lessons Ideas for the Writing Workshop (Day 1)
- What makes a good book or story?
- Make your story come alive with details and description.
- Creating Interesting Characters
- Story Openings: Set the mood or feeling of your story
- Gathering story ideas from your own life
- Alliteration and more
- Adding Details Exercise Don’t miss this one, the kids LOVED this activity!!
- Writing Workshop: Conflict in Literature (Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, etc)
- Writing Workshop Discussion Questions
- Writing Workshop Mini-Lesson: Rules for Writing and the Story Writing Process
Other Writing Posts that might be of interest:
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5. Dragon Math Packet (Addition, Subtraction worksheets & games)
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