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Fairy Tale Setting and Book Characters Classroom Display

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 41 pages | Years: F - 2

Teach fairy tales and narrative structure with a printable fairy tale setting poster and book characters for a classroom display.

Teach Narratives With a Fairy Tales Classroom Display

This beautifully illustrated fairy tale scene has been designed by the teachers of Teach Starter to assist your students with their understanding of the narrative structure, story settings, characters, plus much more. With 41 pages of goodness, you can save hours of set-up time and dive straight into your lesson plan!

Various book character images, including names of popular children’s story books, are also included and can be added to your wall display.

This Fairy Tale setting is super easy to assemble:

  1. Download the PDF of the display using the button above.
  2. Follow the letter and number guides that are shown on each of the pages, and glue it together.
  3. Set it up on your classroom display or in your library (for you amazing teacher librarians out there!)

Teach Starter Teacher Tip: Use mounting putty to stick it together so that, when you are finished with it, you can easily take it down and store it in a folder for next time!

fairy tales classroom display decorations

How to Use a Fairy Tale Display in the Classroom

The Fairy Tale setting can be displayed and used for a variety of activities such as:

  • Inspiration for students when they plan out their own story
  • The backdrop for a Fairy Tale word wall (print 26 pages of fairy tales vocabulary cards here!)
  • A puppet show backdrop
  • A writing prompt to help children use describing words in their writing
  • A permanent display in the school library

Exploring Story Characters

Included in this teacher resource are 22 character images and story titles. Whilst many represent classic fairy tales, there are also some sneaky characters that have decided to join Fairy Tale land! This can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom:

  • Have students match up the characters with the book titles on the setting.
  • Keep a record of books you have read by adding the titles as you read them in class.
  • Use the character images as writing prompts for their very own stories.
  • Explore character descriptions with each of the characters.
  • Compare and contrast the real characters and our take on each of the book characters.

Fairy Tale Word Wall

To go with this Fairy Tale setting classroom display we have also utilised the engaging illustrations in a Fairy Tale word wall template.

Not using Fairy Tales, but still exploring narrative structure with your students? This display will still work! The beauty of this word wall is that it is customisable, so you can put whatever vocabulary you want on the cards to support your students.

Teach Starter Teacher Tip: Divide your narrative word wall into the following headings: Story Starters, Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution and Sentence Starters. This clearly provides the students with the ideas and vocab they needed to plan and write a narrative.


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