Wordless Fairy Tales

LESSON: Wordless Fairy Tales

Content Area(s): Language Arts, Social Studies

Questions to Consider:

  • Meaning without words: Examine wordless (or near wordless) version of a fairytale. How do artists depict character, symbol, motif, theme? Compare and contrast retellings. (Excellent cross-curricular project)

Goodall, 1988


Use wordless retellings to tell your own story--extend the lesson by having students integrate a social commentary. (social studies)

Suggested texts:

Elementary: Little Red Riding Hood by John S. Goodall

Middle: Rotkäppchen by Adolfo Serra

Secondary: Little Red Riding Hood by Sarah Moon

Wordless Fairy Tales