The Third Wish

End Product: Write a modern version of
your favorite fairy tale.
Read, comprehend, and analyze the
modern fairy tale, “The Third Wish”
 Exam over vocabulary, reading analysis,
and grammar.
What is a fairy tale?
Story that typically features fantasy or
magical characters, such as fairies,
elves, or animals with unusual abilities.
 Often teaches a moral
 Usually has a happy ending
Modern fairy tale
 Have the same elements as a traditional
fairy tale but include details from a
contemporary life.
Details of a contemporary life such as
 Drives a car
 Mr. Peter lives in a modern house
 Mr. Peter actually knows about fairy tales
and wishes.
Helping verb and action verb
abet (v): to aid, help, or encourage
 Example: Mrs. Caple provided review
questions for her final to abet her
1. Define Presumptuous
 Over confident or arrogant
 2. Define Extricate
 To set free
 3. Define Composure
 Calmness of mind
 4. Define Rash
 Thoughtless
5. Define remote
 6. Far away from everything else
 7. Define malicious
 8. Hateful or spiteful
 9. What happened after Mr. Peters saved
the swan?
 The swan turned into a little man all in
green with a gold crown.
10. Where did Leita come from?
 A swan from the water
 11. Who thought of the 3 wishes for Mr.
Peter’s reward?
 Mr. Peters
 12. What was his first wish?
 A wife
13. Why does Mr. Peters wish for a wife?
 He is lonely
 14. Is Leita happy to be his wife?
 No
 15. Why is Leita drawn to the river
behind Mr. Peters house?
 Because her sister Rhea is still a swan and
she misses her.
16. Does Leita ask to be turned back into a
No because she does not want to make Mr.
Peters lonely again.
17. How does Mr. Peters use his second
He uses it to turn Leita back into a swan.
18. What does this act reveal about Mr.
That he is kind, caring and compassionate.
19. Why do you infer that Mr. Peters does
not use the second wish to turn Rhea into
a person instead?
 Because he realizes that they were not
meant to be people and that they
would both be sad.
 20. Does Mr. Peters use his last wish?
 No, because he dies with a leaf
representing the third wish still laying on
him, meaning it has not been used.
A condensed version a text.
 Focuses on the main ideas, and leaving
out much of the supporting and
explanatory detail of the original text.
 Covers all of the important ideas found
in the primary text.
 Covers the text fairly, without inserting
one's own opinion or perspective.
Mrs. Caple will preview your digital or
paper summary at the beginning of class
tomorrow. This is a learning exercise for
a daily grade.
Swan turns into little man with crown
 Mr. Peters is actually granted three
possible wishes
 Leita turns from being a swan into Mr.
Peter’s wife using first wish
 Leita is turned back into a swan using
second wish
 Swans sing to him
 Any more?
Collaborate with a partner
 Determine the theme or Central idea of
“The Third Wish.”
 Explain how it is developed over the
course of this fairy tale.
 Each student must write the answer.
What is ironic about the title?
 It is called “The Third Wish,” but he did
not actually use his third wish?
 Why do you think the author titled the
fairy tale “The Third Wish?”
 So, it would not be predictable because
people might assume it is all about the
last wish. It is indirectly about third wish
because it shows that he did not need it
to be content.
Direct Characterization
 The writer directly states or describes the
character’s traits or characteristics.
 Indirect Characterization
 The writer reveals a character’s
personality through the character’s
dialog, or through his or her thoughts or
Page 170 – What kind of characterization
is used?
 Indirect
 How would Mr. Peter’s characterization
be different if this were a traditional fairy
 He would not know about the possibility
of three wishes and would not have the
benefit from learning from other’s
mistakes when granted three wishes.
Page 172 #10, Now, how has Mr. Peters
become like others who have been
granted three wishes.
 He uses a wish do undo a previous wish.
 How is the fact that he uses a wish to
undo a previous different from others
who have done the same thing in other
 He does not undo a previous wish for
selfish reasons, but to help his wife.
Give an example how the author directly
describes Leita.
 Blue green eyes.
 Give an example how the author
indirectly describes Leita.
 She misses her sister and happy to be
reunited with her.
The suffix -ous means full of or
characterized by.
 Examaple presumptuous: presume
means to assume or take for granted.
 If someone like Mr. Peters is
presumptuous, it means he is arrogant or
disrespectfully bold.
-ous Words that end in ce and are
pronounced "s", change the final e to i
before adding the suffix. Example:
malice becomes malicious.
Adjectives - modify nouns, they provide
specific details such as what kind, which
one, how many or how much.
 Synonyms are words that mean the
Students practice adding ous on page
176 1-3.
 Students are to practice 1-3 page 176.
 Students practice recognizing and using
nouns on page 176 1-5, and Writing
 Students practice using synonyms on
page 176-1-6.
Distinguished 96- Proficient -Target Apprentice
Modern fairy
tale, includes at
least two
detail, uses
details, wellstructured event
sequences, and
no grammar
and spelling
Modern fairy
tale, omits a
detail, does not
use effective
details, wellstructured event
sequences, and
major grammar
and spelling
Modern fairy
tale, includes at
least one
detail, uses
details, wellstructured event
sequences, and
few grammar
and spelling
Modern fairy
tale, contains at
least one
somewhat uses
details, wellstructured event
sequences, and
grammar and
spelling errors.
Write about how you would feel if you
had been snatched out of your life and
placed in another role without your
choice. What would you miss about
your current life. Be specific.

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