Read Across America: Fractured Fairy Tales


February 29 – March 1, 2024

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

A Museum Educator will lead students in a discussion about the literary elements of a fairy tale. What makes a story a fairytale? What are the characteristics of that genre?

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. 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 is a special presentation for Read Across America Day. For more information, email Space is limited, so sign up soon!

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

Schedule of Events

February 29 March 1
8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 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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