Fairy Tale Mad Libs


Problem statement/Fairy Tales
Identify/Generate the principle
Time: 15-20 minutes

This activity works well after Problem Statement Fairy Tales and Building a Fairy Tale.
 
1. Put students into groups of 4 (if the numbers don't work, it's better to have 3 in a group than 5).

2. Explain that students are going to practice writing their own fairy tales, and that to emphasize how archetypal the parts are, we're going to write them in a peculiar way. (Hold up the form.) The first person in each group will invent a status quo without showing it to anyone. When the writer is done, the form should be folded over so that no one else in the group can read it, then passed to the next person, who will write a destabilizing moment without showing it to anyone, then fold the form and pass it to the next person and so on. When resolution is written, unfold the form and read it out loud to everyone in the group. Hilarity ensues.

3. Distribute form. Give students 10 minutes or so to write.

4. Have someone from each group read the fairy tale aloud to the whole class.

 

Fairy Tale Mad Libs Form
 

Write a status quo without showing it to anyone. When you finish, fold the form so that the status quo is covered up.

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Write a destabilizing moment without showing it to anyone. When you finish, fold the form so that the status quo is covered up.

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Write consequences without showing it to anyone. When you finish, fold the form so that the status quo is covered up.

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Write a resolution without showing it to anyone. When you finish, fold the form so that the status quo is covered up.

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