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The Paper Bag Princess: A Lesson Plan & Team Building Activity
Teach with The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
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Robert Munsch creates strong and opinionated charaters that are fun to introduce to children. The Paper Bag Princess is one of his better known characters and for good reason. She is brave and smart and learns to use those skills in a way that changes how she sees an important friendship in her life. Read this story aloud to your class to open the door for discussions on conflict resolution, friendships or choices. The story begins by introducing Elizabeth, the beautiful princess who lived in a castle and wore expensive princess clothes.

She had plans to marry the handsome Prince Ronald. After the dragon came and smashed her castle, burned all her clothes and took Prince Ronald away, Elizabeth took action. She put on a paper bag and went out to find the dragon and rescue Prince Ronald. Her clever plan worked, but in the process she learned about Prince Ronald's true character and made the decision to walk away. After completing this lesson, students will.

After reading the story, The Paper Bag Princes , ask your class a series of questions. The dragon in the story claimed that he could burn up to ten forests with his fiery breath. He also claimed to be able to fly around the world in just ten seconds. In this activity, you will be encouraging creative writing with a bragging contest.

Groups will be given five minutes to put the cards into sequential order based on the book. When they have finished, we will compare how the different groups put the cards in order.

We will try to come to a consensus on the proper order, and then we will read the book again to see what the actual order really is. The cards will be shuffled and redistributed among each group. The students will need to put the cards in order again, but they will not be able to show or tell what is on their cards to the other group members. Instead, each student may show one other group member his or her card. The groups will need to figure out how to do this and still order their cards sequentially.

When they are finished, we will check the order and discuss what made this easy or difficult. I may decide to let them try this activity again with a two minute planning time. After shuffling and redistributing the cards one last time, students will need to put the cards in order again. Tell them that they will be creating another story together. During this shared writing session, tell students that they will have more choices about the characters and action of the story.

Put up another blank Prewriting Questions chart and work with students to fill it out together. Students should select a character from the Prewriting Questions list and plan a sequence of events that could happen to him or her, using their responses to the prewriting questions as a guide. You may want to have students vote on each page while you help make sure that the story makes sense.

Although the story can be silly, it should still follow a logical sequence of events. When the storyboard writing is complete, read the story as a group. Work as a class on editing and revising the story. Ask students to look for spelling, punctuation, and sequence problems. Have them suggest any revisions to the body of the story, ensuring the sequence works. Give the book a title and plan a cover page. Leave both stories up for students to see. Tell students that you are going to place them in groups of four to work on their own stories.

These should be mixed-ability groups with a leader assigned for each. Give each group a Prewriting Questions chart and access to the wide variety of fairy tales you have selected for them to use as references. Explain that they can use these stories to choose the characters, settings, and themes for their stories.

Circulate while students answer the Prewriting Questions, offering assistance as needed. Tell them to fill in the beginning, middle, and ending of their story. Inexperienced writers might "write" their stories using only illustrations.

Meet with each group to assist students with the editing and revising of their storyboards. Students should hold the writing implements and should do the writing with your guidance. For inexperienced writers, you might write the words students dictate to accompany their illustrations or let students copy them from a sample. Once students have met with you, they should work to finalize the writing and illustrations in their drafts; they should also work on a cover page.

If students are in groups of four, the cover page plus the seven story pages should be split evenly, with each student completing two pages. While you are meeting with groups, students who have not yet met with you or who have finished the final draft of their stories can work in a variety of activity centers: Set up the class stories from Sessions 4 and 5 out of order and with page numbers hidden.

Students can work on their sequencing skills by putting the pages in order. Fairy Tales and Stories websites. You might bookmark some specific stories for them to read.

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The Paper Bag Princess Summary. The story begins by introducing Elizabeth, the beautiful princess who lived in a castle and wore expensive princess clothes. She had plans to marry the handsome Prince Ronald. After the dragon came and smashed her castle, burned all her clothes and took Prince Ronald away, Elizabeth took action.

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Apr 11,  · In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.5/5(1).

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This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart . Today’s Lesson: ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ – Robert Munsch Princess Elizabeth is excited to marry dreamy Prince Ronald, but then a dragon attacks the castle, kidnaps her prince, and burns all her med383.tketh dons a paper bag, finds and outsmarts the dragon, and rescues Ronald—who is less than pleased at her unprincesslike .