Fractured Tale Study
To end the year my students will be fracturing a traditional folk or fairytale. To get them ready we have been exploring different versions of The Three Little Pigs.
This is one of my favorite versions because it causes a debate among my students over whether this is the real story or if the wolf is lying to get out of trouble.
In this version, told in rhyme, the three little pigs are locked in the third pig's house and afraid to go outside until their sister shows them the importance of overcoming fear. It's a great graduation present.
I love these ninja stories by Corey Rosen Schwartz. My students can't get enough of them.
I adore this book about a girl who decides one of her chickens is a dog. Her parents are more skeptical until the chicken helps them find the baby brother. My students loved the story and the fact that the illustrations helped them predicted the ending (if they were paying attention).
This has not been an easy read aloud for my third graders because of the many points of view, hidden meanings, and vocabulary, but the incredible story and characters are reaching all of them and is stretching their reading minds.
I read all four books in the first series this week. I love that magic always has consequences and that the main character, Meghan Chase, is a strong female character and even though there was some "can't get out of my bed heartache" (which I loath), it was followed by strong action. I also loved that book four was told Ash's point of view because he is a strong and thoughtful male character.
Check back tomorrow on #BookTalkTuesday to see what my third graders have been reading. Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!