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6th July - 10th July

Twisted Fairytales

Part 2


Task 1: Plan Your Own Twisted Fairytale


This week, you are going to plan and write your very own twisted fairytale! Firstly, remind yourself of last week's learning...


What is a fairytale?

What are the ingredients of a fairytale?

What kind of characters do you find?

How is a twisted fairytale different from a traditional fairytale?


Watch the videos of twisted fairytales below. 

Little Red Riding Hood - Twisted Fairy Tales

Three Little Pigs - Twisted Fairy Tales

Now it's your turn to create your own twisted fairytale that's a little bit different!


Step 1: Choose a fairytale. It could be Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, or another fairytale that you like. 


Step 2: Choose ONE thing to change to make a twisted version.


- You could change the character - maybe there's a big bad dinosaur instead of a big bad wolf! Maybe there aren't three little pigs but three little mice!

- Or, you could change the setting - maybe instead of a cottage in the forest, Grandma lives in a treehouse or up a mountain. 

- You could choose to change the problemperhaps the wolf in the Three Little Pigs isn't trying to blow their houses down but is trying to tunnel underneath!

- Finally, you could change the ending - Little Red Riding Hood could trick the wolf and he could end up in trouble himself. 


Use the template below to help you plan your own twisted fairytale.

Task 2: Write Your Own Twisted Fairytale


Now, use your finished plan to tell your story to someone in your family. Remember to start with 'Once upon a time...' 


Now, it's time to write your twisted fairytale! Use your plan and the word mats below to help you. 

Task 3: Edit and Publish Your Twisted Fairytale


Read your twisted fairytale very carefully out loud. Check:


- Does every sentence make sense?

- Are there any spelling mistakes?

- Have I used capital letters and other punctuation correctly?

- Can I make any of my sentences even better by up-levelling an adjective or verb?

- Have I used high level language?

- Have I used a variety of openers?

- Have I used paragraphs?

- Does my writing flow? 


Once you have checked and edited your writing, you can write your best copy! You could also illustrate your story. There are some templates you could use below, or you could make your own. Then, take a picture and email it to your teacher to see!