Grade: Advanced

#323. Politically Correct fairy Tales

Reading/Writing, level: Advanced
Posted by Jan O'Brien (
South Lyon High School, south Lyon, Michigan
Materials Required: A copy of Politically Correct Fairy Tales
Activity Time: 2 class periods
Concepts Taught: Paraody writing

Start by reading several politically correct fairy tales aloud to the class. After reading several, tell ss these are "parodies" and have ss deduct what a parody is.
Assign ss to write a politically correct fairy tale of their own, and provide them with a list of tales as a starting point. Most have (sadly) long forgotten most of these delightful stories.
The next day, ask for volunteers to read aloud their tales.