Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales
Lesson plans and teaching resources

The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
By comparing and contrasting these illustration with each other, with the story, and/or with their expectations, students can develop skills of analysis.

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Use the arrows at the top to navigate this digitized edition dated 1909. Includes "Briar Rose" (Sleeping Beauty), "Rumpelstitskin," "Ashenputtel" (Cinderella), and more.

"Ferradidledumday" and other Rumpelstiltskin Stories
Questions to help students compare and contrast the two stories.

Grimm Brothers' Home Page
A biographical timeline, publication information, and links to e-texts of the stories.

Grimms' Fairy Tales
This site includes 12 stories, some with audio.

Six-Trait Writing with Jack Prelutsky and the Brothers Grimm
This series of 6 lessons is designed for kindergarten students. It uses "The Bremen Town Musicians," "The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids," and other literature. This 27-page handout requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Using Fairy Tales to Teach the Elements of a Short Story
Familiar fairy tales are used as guides to help students analyze the elements of the short story: plot, theme, setting, point of view, and character. This lesson is designed to use "Little Red Riding Hood" and other classic stories.

Once upon a Friend: Living Happily Ever After with Pipers, Pigs, and Princesses
Using characters from fairy tales as models, students explore appropriate behavior. This 20-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Sleeping Beauty
Texts of the story from 5 different cultures.

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