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Ms. Schmid from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Figuring Out Fun Fairy Tales!!

My students need diverse fairy tales to read, analyze, and share, so they improve their critical-thinking skills, reading and writing skills, cultural literacy, and creativity.

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My Students

My classroom is a mirror image of my school: we celebrate diversity! I love teaching my diverse group of students, because we learn so much from each other. We learn about our similar and different cultures, beliefs, values, abilities, and needs which promotes empathy, caring, cooperation and respect among each other.

"My hope is for us to come together not only embracing shared beliefs and values, but acknowledging our differences in ways that promote respect and appreciation...If we are to emerge from the long shadows that can engulf us, we must talk with each other, come to understand each other, and renew ourselves and our perceptions of each other." (Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah)

This quote captures my beliefs and goals for my students, because my students live in poverty, single-parent homes, and/or are immigrants. I embed these life lessons into my language arts curriculum through writing and reading.

My students need much practice in reading and writing, since they read from one to five years below their grade level. My population consists of full inclusion of special education students and English language learners. All my students receive free breakfast and lunch meals daily.

My Project

This collection of fairy tales will enhance my students' creativity, imagination, and comprehension in reading and writing. Over my years of teaching, I have seen a decrease in students' ability to write and think critically and creatively. Many students do not understand the importance of studying elements of a story such as the setting, characterization, plot, problem and resolution. They also have difficulty imagining and creating ideas for fictional stories. They lack the skills to write narrative stories and read while analyzing the text. Fairy tales help to increase my students' confidence to read and write creatively.

This collection will be an extraordinary asset to enhance critical-thinking and collaboration among my students.

This collection has a combination of fractured fairy tales and tales from different cultures.

These books will allow small groups of students to read and analyze different versions of many classic fairy tales along with performing readers' theater with the stories. Students will also study the social injustice in fairy tales such as racism and stereotypes. These fairy tales are fun to read, easy to understand and teach cultural values and traditions. They are high-interest stories that will strengthen my students' critical thinking skills, imagination, writing skills, and get them more excited about reading!

Ms. Schmid
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 85 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teaching Thinking Skills with Fairy Tales and Fantasy • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Fairy Tales in the Classroom: Teaching Students to Create Stories with Meaning Through Traditional Tales • Amazon Business $31.30 1 $31.30
Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World: 3 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $5.28 3 $15.84
Three Little Cajun Pigs • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Three Ninja Pigs • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Betsy Red Hoodie • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Goldie and the Three Hares • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Yours Truly, Goldilocks • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Goldilocks Returns • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dusty Locks and the Three Bears • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Adelita • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
The Persian Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Korean Cinderella (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Prince Cinders • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Petite Rouge (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf (A StoryPlay Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
No Lie, Pigs (and Their Houses) Can Fly!: The Story of the Three Little Pigs as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73
Cinder-Elly (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54

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