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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales

Engage students in analysis by examining archetypes in fairy tales. Teach students to identify heroes and villains in fairy tales, examine patterns, and create their own fairy tales to express their knowledge of archetypes.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to analyze archetypes in fairy tales.


(5 minutes)
  • Have your students share fairy tales that they have read in the past.
  • Ask your class to compare and contrast these stories. For example, What's similar about these fairy tales? What's different?
  • Have your students reflect on common themes amongst fairy tales.

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second grade
Subject Reading & Writing