Altered Fairy Tales with an Iditarod Twist

Monica and Leader Blue Steel

Grades 3-6

What if Cinderella was a musher? Or instead of seven dwarves, Snow White had found seven huskies?

In this unit, students will explore some Alaska themed retelling of fairy tales and folk tales as they prepare to write their own Iditarod themed retelling!

Mentor texts used include Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty, The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story, and Alaska’s Snow White and Her Seven Sled Dogs by Mindy Dwyer; Alaska’s Three Bears by Shannon Cartwight; and Alaska’s Three Pigs by Arlene Laverde.



Fairy Tales Unit Plan

Fairy Tale Revising with a Lens Check sheet

fiction editing – cups copy