Mixed up fairy tale unit

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  1. classemom

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    I am going to do a mixed up fairy tale theme/unit starting next week...I have all my books. I am just struggling coming up with ideas to use for an activity for each set of fairy tales for my theme center during our literacy centers.

    I will be doing:
    The 3 little pigs, true story of the 3 pigs
    Little Red Riding Hood, Yo Hungry Wolf
    The boy who cried wolf, The wolf who cried boy
    Cinderella, Dinorella
    The little red hen, The little red hen makes a pizza


    I figure a Venn diagram is the best way to compare/contrast each story...but I think that may get a little old...
    any ideas from anyone else who has done a similar unit?

    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. teachtech

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    What about doing something like a graphic organizer? For example, 3 Little Pigs/True Story of 3 Little Pigs. Have a main bubble for each story (3 Little Pigs for original story and Wolf for the True Story) Then have arrows pointing to bubbles with the details. Could even do this on computer with program like Kidspiration if you have it. They could then think about who they believe.
     
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    That's Good! I probably have a generic bubble map somewhere! Thanks! :)

    I think I may have them make a book out of all of the different story comparisons and even illustrate their favorite out of each story....maybe this is coming together!

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    What about the gingerbread boy and the stinky cheese man? :D My kinders loved comparing and contrasting those two stories.

    Besides discussing the differences and similarities in the stories, my kinders also voted on their favorite version.
     
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    Love that too! I did the Gingerbread man around Christmas , and compared it to another book, The Jalapeno Man...I didn't think about The Stinky Cheese Man...I have that one too! I will add that to my list for next year!! Thanks! I love getting all these ideas! :)
     
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    You can also have the students do a character analysis. Fpr example, they can tell you whether or not they think the wolf is telling the truth. It's a great way for the to show if they are really thinking about what they're reading and also to go back and reread the book to find proof of their reasoning.
     
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    Good idea! I like that! Thanks! :)
     
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    They could also graph their vote on their favorite story
     
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    I started the unit this week, it has been so fun! I think I will add the graph to the end of next week! Thanks! :)
     

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