The Day I Fell into a Fairytale
The Day I Fell into a Fairytale
“The Day I Fell into a Fairytale” is a children’s novel by Ben Miller.
The story follows a young girl named “Jesse” who falls into a fairytale world after her mother gives her a magical book for her birthday. Jesse discovers that she is the only person who can save the magical world from a wicked witch who has stolen all the happy endings.
She embarks on a thrilling adventure with the help of her fairy godmother, a talking cat, and a group of friendly characters she meets along the way. The book takes readers on a journey full of excitement, danger, and wonder as Jesse tries to restore happiness to the land of fairytales. Along the way, she learns valuable lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination. The book is a delightful read for children who enjoy magical stories and adventure.
Reading “The Day I Fell into a Fairytale” by Ben Miller can be useful for children in Year 3 and Year 4 in several ways:
- Improving Reading Comprehension: The book is a great tool for improving reading comprehension. It has a well-structured plot with interesting characters, settings, and conflicts that engage the reader and help them develop their comprehension skills and understanding of narratives.
- Enhancing Vocabulary: The book also helps to build vocabulary as it contains many descriptive words and phrases that are used to describe the characters and the world of fairy tales. It exposes children to new and interesting words that they can add to their vocabulary.
- Developing Imagination and Creativity: The book is an excellent tool for developing children’s imagination and creativity. It takes them on a magical journey where they can imagine themselves in the shoes of the characters and explore a world filled with wonder and adventure.
- Teaching Values: The book teaches valuable life lessons, such as the importance of friendship, courage, and perseverance. It encourages children to develop positive values and attitudes that they can apply in their own lives.
Main Focus: Verbs - Prologue
This is a word class activity which focuses on verbs.
In this exercise taken from the prologue, your class will have to identify the verbs and then write their own sentences using one of the underlined verbs.
This resource is differentiated 3 ways.
Main Focus: Inverted Commas – Chapter 7
Your class will identify where the dialogue is in the sentences and add the inverted commas and speech marks in to complete the sentences. All extracts have been taken from Chapter 7.
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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension Chapters 8 and 9
In this resource, we have taken some vocabulary used in Chapters 8 & 9 of ‘The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale’.
Your class will look at the words listed in the resource and use them to complete the sentences. In the extension exercise, your class will use any 5 of the words listed in their own sentences.
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Main Focus: Adverbs – Chapter 9
This is another grammar / word class activity.
This resource requires your class to complete the sentences by choosing the correct adverb from the word bank.
This resource is diferenciated in 3 ways.
Main Focus: Finding Evidence – Chapters 10-12
Your class will have to find the supporting evidence for the statements taken from Chapters 10 and 12 of ‘The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale’.
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Main Focus: Punctuation – Chapter 12
Your class will have to read the passage, then punctuate the sentences by adding in capital letters, commas, inverted commas, question marks, exclamation marks, apostrophes and full stops.
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Main Focus: Comprehension – Chapter 13
This resource links to Chapter 13 of ‘The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale’.
Your LKS2 class will have to answer the questions based on their understanding of the chapter. There’s a creative writing extension exercise.
We have created this comprehension activity and differentiated it 3 ways for Year 3 and Year 4 classes.
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Main Focus: Synonyms - Chapter 19
Synonyms are words which have the same or similar meanings. Your class will have to read, identify and highlight all the synonyms used in the extracts for the word ‘said’.
This extract has been differentiated in 4 ways.
Main Focus: Openers Chapters 20-21
In chapters 20-21, the author uses a range of openers for effect. Your class will have to complete the table by identifying the type of opener used in each sentence.
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Main Focus: Word Challenges
There are 4 different word challenges in this activity. Each challenges presents a number of clues to find the words that appear in the story. There are a few extension challenges once the words have been found.
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Main Focus: Creative Writing
This creative writing exercise starts with a reflection exercise based on a scene from ‘The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale”.
Your class will then have to imagine that they have fallen into the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and are to write a paragraph based on how they would feel.
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