Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
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Dr. Alexis Easley, Dr. Todd Lawrence, Dr. Laura Zebuhr
In addition to being psychological and educational tools, fairy tales are useful texts for promoting an inclusive classroom. Underrepresented and marginalized students have the potential to find meaningful connections to fairy tales because these narratives have been told and retold in diverse media and cultural contexts. If given the right reading context and environment, these fairy tales can also help students become storytellers of their own lives.As educators, we must repurpose them in our classrooms as an invitation to give voice to each individual student so they can create their own narrative retellings.These lesson plans aim to challenge existing fairy tale frameworks and inspire students to create new narratives. These lessons serve as an invitation for students to bring their voices and perspectives to the study of fairy tales, thus increasing their confidence as well as their skills in critical reasoning and analysis.
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Young, Abby, "Empowering Children through Storytelling: A Fairy Tale Curriculum for Middle School Students" (2020). English Master's Essays. 29.