I am so excited about the opportunities at Enchanted Conversations, a web-based magazine that publishes six times per year, each issue focusing on a particular tale and inviting both prose and poetic submissions. The issue my poem was accepted for was one exploring the story Donkeyskin.
The story focus for the next issue of Enchanted Conversationsis “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The deadline is the end of this month. Click here to view the submission guidelines.
Wouldn’t taking Kate Wolford and Enchanted Conversations‘ be a fun way to process a whole class reading unit? Students could submit stories, poems, and art to create a class magazine or webzine that could be shared with parents and community. I love letting students process learning through the use of imagination.
Do you know of any other magazines or webzines that focus on folktales and fairy tales? Do you have any favorite tales that you would like to play with? What is it? Go ahead and the give the exercise a try (and please, please post your results). Just use the comment space below. I love to hear from you.
Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read then proceed to the following questions:
1. If you had to pick only one word to describe what you read and if that word had to be an actual word used in the passage you read, what would it be? Why?
2. What do you feel was the most important event, character, setting, feeling, or decision in the passage you read? Why?
Write down or discuss your responses with your reading friends.
For Pre-readers: Read a story together. When done, ask your child what he or she thought was the most important event in the story. Discuss it. After your preschooler has contributed her opinions, you can even contribute yours. Enjoy this conversation.