The Beanstalk and Beyond: Developing Critical Thinking by Joan Wolf

By Joan Wolf

Use well known fairy stories and fairy-tale characters as springboards for studying, and aid scholars strengthen problem-solving talents and creative-writing abilities. Adaptable to nearly any fairy story and to quite a few studying environments and degrees, those actions will problem scholars to maneuver past the simplistic research of stories to improve in-depth writing abilities.

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11. Wha t might have happened if Jack's mother had climbed the beanstalk instead of him? Say the Magic Words and... / 19 Say the JVIagic (flords and • • • (fairy Cales and 6ncbantment) How Lon g It Will Take: 30 minute s What You Will Need: Set o f "Enchantmen t Cards " (se e p . 20 ) fo r e a c h grou p o f three t o fou r student s What Student s Learn: Imaginative proble m solving , impromptu performance , creative thinkin g She close d he r eyes , tapped he r re d heel s togethe r thre e times , and sai d quietly , "There's no place lik e home.

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