Fairy Tales


I love reading different versions of the same story.  Every year I read the True Story of the Three Little Pigs and the original version to my class.  I think it's the perfect springboard for a discussion about different points of view.  It never fails, at some point, there will be a conflict or two in my classroom.  Reading stories like the traditional version of the 3 Little Pigs and the True Story shows students that everyone has an opinion.  I like to read the 2 books during the first week of school so they understand that if they have a conflict with another student, I will listen to both sides of the story and they need to think about their classmates' point of view, too.

Another activity I like to do with literature is read different versions of story such as:

Students compare the different versions and then write their own version.  I used these stories with my More Fun with Jack and the Beanstalk packet.  

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Students practice measuring different pictures from Jack and Beanstalk to the nearest quarter inch.

I also have a 3 Little Pigs unit that studies different versions of the same story line.

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Here are some different versions of fairy tales.  The book, Little Bad Wolf, is a free kindle download for a short time.



Jessica Stanford said...

Love this! I think I have 10 different versions of cinderella! I should make one for it :)


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Lori said...

Great ideas on different versions of stories! Have you read The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig? Very funny spin on the original!
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