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Voicing an Original
Fairy Tale Narrator

creating a unique fairy tale based on three little voices and one big bad voice

Student Writer Instructions:

In The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, author Jon Scieszka does a wonderful job of writing a story from the wolf’s point of view.  We believe the wolf is really telling the story because of the VOICE Scieszka has captured with words.  Wouldn’t it be fun to write a story where you could choose your own characters and from whose point-of-view the story would sound best? 

Ready to fracture the Three Little Pigs?  For this writing assignment, you will choose three little animals and one big, bad animal by pressing both buttons below.  You will then decide which character is going to be the narrator, and tell the story from his/her perspective.  This is called the point of view!

Your writer's challenge:  Whoever it is you choose as your story's narrator--whether they they are actually nice or mean--make your reader like the narrator by telling the story from that character's perspective.

Use your imagination to create a problem that these three little characters will have, and to create what your big bad character is all about.  But remember to write your story from the point-of-view of just one of the characters.  Have fun!

Interactive Choices for Writing:

If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.

First choose your story's four voices by clicking the buttons below:

(It's okay to come up with your own voice idea for this activity, if you think of a better one.)

(It's okay to come up with your own voice idea for this activity, if you think of a better one.)

Next, decide which of your four characters will be your narrator.

Then...start writing your original fairy tale!

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