Grade: Elementary
Subject: other

#1770. Fairytales with a synonym twist

, level: Elementary
Posted Thu May 18 09:59:13 PDT 2000 by Donna Prunotto (
Nelson School, Niles, USA
Materials Required: a copy of several fairytales, pencil, markers, crayons, clean paper
Activity Time: 40 m
Concepts Taught: To Teach synonym

Give each student a copy of a fairytale. Have your students highlight words that can be replaced with synonyms. They can use a dictionary if they need, or a thesaraus. The students rewrite the fairytale taking out the overused words and replacing them with synonyms. It gives the fairytales a new twist. After the students rewrite their new version-fairytale, they underline the new words and illustrate it. They have a lot of fun, and you will see their creative side also.