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Dreams and Wishes, Lies to Ties, Ogres and Witches, The Fairy Flies

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit Teaching Reading and Math Through the Exploration of Folklore Fairy Tales are motivational reading material. Fairy tales present a crystal clear world that is compelling to children, appealing to their sense of absolute right and wrong. (Bettelheim, 1976) Fairy tales are an inspiration for learning to read because they address questions about life and human struggle, and they speak to children in personal ways. (Purcell-Gates, 1989)