Fairy tales follow a predictable pattern. But the real fun begins when I add fractured fairy tales to the unit. They are funny and the kids enjoy the change in point of view and little twists to the traditional tale. They must attend to details in order to compare the two stories. I start my comparisons with fractured stories that are told from another point of view.
The Giant's Story
This twist on the classic tale Jack and the Beanstalk follows a similar path as the original. However, because it is told from the point of view of the Giant there are differences. The illustrations are vivid and the children giggled often.
The children were given their own Venn Diagram to complete independently. They did great! Their ideas were written on the large chart to be used for writing a compare and contrast paper next.