What's the Story? (CTE)


What do a work order and a fairy tale have in common? A little problem solving and a little research is just what students need to decipher directions and interpret a fairy tale to develop a flat character.

The second part of this lesson is the rationale behind creating e-textile bookmarks and looks at the purpose of reading work orders.

Watch students unpack a fairy tale story and discover flat characters in Illustrator.


In this lesson, students get their work orders from a fictional, prestigious publishing company specializing in children's books.

Students will then unpack their work orders and gather research on the classic fairy tales to get started on the first part of the Adobe Illustrator project.

Linked lessons:

Lesson #1:Don't Judge A Book (Introduction)

Lesson #2:What's The Story

Lesson #3:I See A Pattern Coming to Light

Lesson #4:Simple Circuit, Simple Story

Lesson Times

Class Time
90-120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Visual Arts & Performing Arts
    • Theatre
    • Visual Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to interpret the classic fairy tales and describe characters.
  • Students will be able to create a sketch for their flat character.
  • Students will be able to unpack a work order and break down the steps needed to complete a job.

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