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 Cinderella.
My students loved how so many aspects of a Cinderella story were turned on end and that everyone in this book wanted Cinderella to be happy. Plus - she plays baseball. http://sportygirlbooks.blogspot.com/2017/05/book-review-elly-and-smelly-sneaker.html
My class loved the humor in this version of Cinderella and that there was a male protagonist. Their favorite moment was when Prince Cinders lost his trousers instead of his shoe.
CinderHazel hates dresses and balls. She wants to spend her days in dirt. She's a great protagonist who kids will love, even if they are fond of cleanliness.
The Green Book is a science fiction story set in a future world where a group of people have no choice but to flee the earth for a new planet. Life on the planet is challenging and they may not survive. This book would be a great read aloud for a 3rd - 6th grade classroom. I plan to pair it with The Wild Robot.
This week I read the next group of novels in The Iron Fey series. In some ways I enjoyed this sequence better than the first. I liked how Julie Kagawa brought back many of the original characters and found Ethan to be an interesting main character.
Check back tomorrow on #BookTalkTuesday to see what my third graders have been reading.