Middle School Short Story Writing Guide: Fairy Tales

Middle School Short Story Writing Guide: Fairy Tales

Have FUN creating with the Middle School Short Story Writing Guide: Fairy Tales!

Creative writing is an often-overlooked, yet very important form of expression for students. This guide takes students step-by-step through the process of writing a fairy tale. Most students should be familiar with fairy tales – through reading them and through the many movies that have been produced based on fairy tales.

This guide is designed to be used 4 days a week for 5 weeks. The lessons are short and designed to help students achieve success. The conversational style of instruction eliminates busywork and helps students find the FUN in fairy tale writing!

In Middle School Short Story Writing Guide: Fairy Tales, your students will:

  • Learn to Understand the Elements of a Fairy Tale
  • Create Main Characters, Bad Guys, and Rescuers
  • Create the Where and When of Settings
  • Develop Backstory
  • Plot the Story Powerfully
  • Write Dialogue
  • Edit and Proofread

Click here to view an excerpt from this workbook.

Here’s a discussion comparing middle school fairy tale writing to the high school myth-fantasy writing:


Check out this discussion from a homeschool dad who teaches our Myth-Fantasy Short Story Writing curriculum in this interview on Homeschool Highschool Podcast.

What people are saying:

“…Middle school writing is doing a tremendous job in changing their perspective/attitude from “hating” to at least “liking” writing work for the day.” – E.V.

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