Ask students if they can tell you the names of these favourite fairy tales:
- The story of a little girl who travels through the woods to see her Grandmother. (Little Red Riding Hood)
- The story of a poor young maid who goes to a ball and loses a slipper. (Cinderella)
- The story of a young woman who falls in love with a very ugly creature. (Beauty and the Beast)
Ask students if they can name other fairy tales that they have heard (The Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Rumpelstiltskin, etc.). Explain that these stories have been around for a very long time and that they have morphed and evolved as they have been passed down from one generation to another.
Invite students to select a favourite fairy tale and read it. Then, ask them to share what the story was about.
Recordings of fairy tales read aloud can be found online for a fun way to experience stories, with or without visuals.