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This program caters for standard year 8s.

Teachers will modify for IEP or advanced students and cater for specific needs in their
classroom.
Fairy Tale, Fables and Parables
Week
s
1

Learning
Objective
Students
introduced to
Fairy Tale,
Fables and
Parables
Introduce the
purpose of the
texts
Introduce glossary
- Genre
- Media
- Convention
s
- Form
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Look at
conventions of
fairy tales
specifically.
Deal with texts
that take fairy
tales and recreate
them in another
form, medium or
genre.

Work through
themes and how
cultural

Lesson Activities

Curriculum Links

Introduction to Course
Give new noredink.com code
Give Year 8 address and set up quick link.
Search the task/assessment list.
Introduction to Fairy Tale, Fables and Parables
Introduction to literary vocabulary
Define overarching terms for Year 8
Discuss relevance of fairy tales culturally and
socially.
Reading time
Hand out Task 1.
Literacy check test.
English: the mongrel language.

Share, reflect on, clarify and

Homework &
Assessments

Resources
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evaluate opinions and


arguments about aspects of
literary texts (ACELT1627)
Analyse and evaluate the
ways that text structures
and language features
vary according to the
purpose of the text and
the ways that referenced
sources add authority to a
text (ACELY1732)
Understand the influence and

Story list
FT worksheets on
site

impact that the English


language has had on other
languages or dialects and how
English has been influenced in
return(ACELA1540)

Conventions of Fairy Tales


Look at the conventions of fairy tales.
Discuss famous fairy tales.
Discuss the conventions of legends.
Brainstorm some legends and compare and contrast
FT and legend conventions.
Read through a summary of the exposition of Ever
After and discuss how it breaks the rules of fairy
tales.
Begin watching Ever After.
What is the purpose of fairy tales? Why were these
stories created? Do we have stories that do that
today?
Ever After and Cinderella
What are some conventional versions of Cinderella
(look at different cultures versions of Cinderella).

Understand and explain how

Cinderella PPTs

combinations of words and


images in texts are used to

Ever After DVD

represent particular groups in


society, and how texts position

Trojan War PPT

readers in relation to those


groups(ACELT1628)

Create literary texts that draw


upon text structures
and language features of other
texts for particular purposes

Task 1: Modern
Fairy Tale - 10%

Worldview Task
2 Sheet

expectations and
ideas change
themes.
Synthesise
knowledge into a
self-analysis.

What is the purpose of Cinderella? What are the


themes? Do we agree with the themes?
Finish watching Ever After.
As well as changing conventions how does Ever
After change the themes?
Students do a quick analysis of how their
modernisation has changed conventions and
themes.

Explore awareness
of modern culture.
Compare and
contrast
expectations of
gender from
traditional and
modern texts.
Comprehend the
huge changes in
gender
expectations.

Ever After

Understand how
fairy tales
reinforce
stereotypes.
Define
accepted/resistant
and alternative
readings.

The history of Fairy Tales

Brainstorm other re-workings of traditional stories


(Frozen, Maleficent etc.).
Worksheet: What do they tell us about true love and
gender expectations?
Modern Red Riding Hoods.
Revise basic punctuation and look at why we use
punctuation.

and effects (ACELT1632)

Analyse how
the text structures and
language features of
persuasive texts,
including media texts, vary
according to

Versions of LRRH
Punctuation
worksheet
The history of
punctuation.

the medium and mode of


communication (ACELA1543)

Understand the use of


punctuation conventions,
including colons,
semicolons, dashes and
brackets in formal and
informal
texts (ACELA1544)

Look at the versions of Red Riding Hood.


Research: We know that the changes in fairy tales
have been caused by our changes in gender
expectation, but how did LRRH start.
What other major changes have we seen in
LRRH?
Define: What is an accepted/resistant reading? What
do writers do when they resist a reading? What do
readers do when they resist a reading?
Read A Modern Red Riding Hood.
Brainstorm how a new film/text is a resistant
reading of old stories.
What ideas have been resisted?
Introduction to analysis. How do we analyse ideas?
What is the Greek tradition? Why do we need logic

Explore the ways that ideas


and viewpoints in literary texts
drawn from different historical,
social and cultural contexts
may reflect or challenge the
values of individuals and
groups(ACELT1626)
Understand how conventions
of speech adopted by
communities influence the
identities of people in those
communities (ACELA1541)

Versions of LRRH
Readings
worksheet

and philosophy?

Differentiate short
forms.
Redefine form.
Establish tradition
of fables.

Words from the


Greek
Greek thinking
and its influence
on our thinking

Recognise and explain


differing viewpoints about the

Fables

world, cultures, individual

What is a fable?

Research Aesop and brainstorm fable conventions.

Are there any fairy tales that step on fable


conventions? Does this affect how we read the fairy
tale?

people and concerns


represented in
texts (ACELT1807)
Understand how rhetorical
devices are used to persuade
and how different layers of
meaning are developed
through the use of metaphor,
irony and
parody (ACELA1542)

Respond to a
question in
relation to a fable.

Introduction to Greek thinking what is rhetoric?


Has rhetoric been used in the fables.

Read and complete comprehension sheets on some


fables.
Understand how cohesion in

Fables and Essay Writing conventions

What are the conventions of analysis? What


information do we want in an analysis?

texts is improved by
strengthening the internal
structure of paragraphs
through the use of examples,
quotations and substantiation
of claims (ACELA1766)

Guided analysis response.

Define anthropomorphism and personification.

Brainstorm how to respond to a question.

Essay structuring skills worked through on a


template. Work to the level of students building a
cohesive answer.

Task 2: Analysis 10%

Essay writing
worksheets.

10

How parables are


like the other
short forms.
What distinguishes
parables from the
other forms?
Establish the
relevance of
parables in a
modern setting.

Synthesise
knowledge into
informed
presentation and
confident
speaking.
Conclude and
revise any weak
areas.

Parables and Symbols

Establish the conventions of parables.

Compare and contrast with other short story forms.

What was the purpose of using parables? And who


uses them?

Experiment with particular


language features drawn
from different types of
texts, including
combinations of language
and visual choices to
create new texts
(ACELT1768)
Understand how conventions
of speech adopted by
communities influence the
identities of people in those
communities (ACELA1541)

What images are most used in traditional parables?


What distinguishes them from fables?

Define symbolism.

What symbolism does Jesus use in his parables?


Make lists.

What kind of culture did he live in? Did it affect his


use of symbols?

What kind of symbols might he use in modern


times?

Create a modern parable: Which are easy to


understand because we relate to the symbols?
Which would you change?
Use interaction skills for

Parables

Prepare and present an oral presentation.

Webquest: How relevant are parables to modern


culture? Are they still used? Do we still need them?

identified purposes,

Task 3: Oral - 5%

using voice and language


conventions to suit different
situations, selecting
vocabulary, modulating voice

Summation

Students to complete a quiz on fairytales (including

and using elements such as


music, images and sound for
specific effects(ACELY1808)

Unconventional
test.
Conventional test

spelling).

Hand back and talk through the effectiveness of the


term.

Watch relevant film (Frozen, Maleficent, Tangled,


Into the Woods).