The Star Apple
26 February 2009Add to My Folder
The Star Apple is an English fairy tale originating from Kendal Castle in Cumbria. It involves a princess who is imprisoned by an evil ogre. To escape, she has to solve this riddle: A golden box without a lid, and deep inside a star is hid.
These teachers’ notes accompany the story The Star Apple.
Shared teaching and learning
- In small groups, discuss and list traditional fairy tales that involve princesses’ imprisonment, such as ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Rumpelstiltskin’.
- Look out for adverbs: menacingly, defiantly, magically. Identify the suffix added to each adjective.
- Jot down the names of the varieties of apple that appear. Remind the children that the initial capital letters indicate that they are names.