The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives, Book One by Michael Buckley

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Character Development, Role Playing to Develop Characterization and Critical Thinking


6 - 8


Reading and Language Arts


Two class periods

& Goals:

New Jersey State Core Curriculum Standards

Standard 2: All students will listen actively in a variety of situations to information from a variety of sources.
Standard 3: All students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.
Standard 4: All students will read various materials and texts with comprehension and critical analysis.

Note that standards in this lesson plan are for example only. This lesson can be easily adapted to meet your state's specific standards


Students will:
  • Read and/or listen to The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives, Book One by Michael Buckley.
  • Discuss the text both literally and analytically.
  • Complete a Character Chart graphic organizer for three of the main characters.
  • Brainstorm possible scenarios between characters in the story.
  • Role play as one or more of the main characters.
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