Read Across America: Fractured Fairy Tales

Student Distance Learning Program

March 2, 2021 - March 5, 2021

Participate in the Read Across America event and register your classroom or student for this FREE special videoconference program geared toward grades K-5.


Event Details

Bubba is bossed around the family ranch by his wicked step-daddy and his nasty stepbrothers. Bubba never complains, though. He is a real cowboy. What makes a story a fairytale? What are the characteristics of that genre? A Museum Educator will lead students in a discussion about the literary elements of a fairy tale. The book, Bubba The Cowboy Prince, by Helen Ketteman, will be read aloud with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. During the discussion, students will evaluate the fairy tale genre and find out why this story is a "fractured fairy tale."

This program debuts on March 2 during special presentations for Read Across America Day. For more information and to register, email Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Not sure about whether you have the technological capabilities? See requirements here.

Schedule of Events

March 2 March 4 March 5
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.    
11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.    
1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m.    
TEKS English Language Arts curriculum connections
  • Kindergarten: B(1)a, c; B(5)b ,c, e, f, g; B(6)a, c, d; B(7)b, c, d; B(8)a
  • First Grade: B(1)a, c; B(6)b, c, e, f; B(7)a, c, d; B(8)a, b, c, d; B(9)a
  • Second Grade: B(1)a, c; B(6)b, c, e, f; B(7) a, c, d; B(8)b, c, d; B(9)a
  • Third Grade: B(1)a, c; B(6)b, c, d, e, f; B(7)a, c, d; B(8)b, c, d; B(9)a
  • Fourth Grade: B(1)a, c; B(6)b, c, e, f; B(7)a, c, d; B(8)b, c; B(9)a
  • Fifth Grade: B(1)a, c; B(6)b, c, e, f; B(7)a, c, d; B(8)b, c; B(9)a 2)
Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • listen actively to a story and ask questions to understand information
  • share information and ideas by speaking audibly and clearly
  • generate questions about text before, during, and after reading
  • make and confirm predictions using text features
  • make connections to personal ideas, ideas in other texts, and society

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