Title: Who's Side Are You On?
In this lesson, students will compare and contrast two versions of The Three Little Pigs. Students will use the Story Kit app on iPads in groups to recreate the story of The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Students will write a brief explanation of which story they believe is true and why. Students will "judge" in "court" which version of the story is true based on evidence provided.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 10:
Title: Giddy Up Cinderella
Students will read two different western versions of the story Cinderella. They will engage in activities where they will compare and contrast different versions of the story. Students will participate in listening, speaking, and writing activities that require them to reflect on the stories.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 22:
Title: Once Upon A Time: Using a Fairy Tale to Teach the Elements of a Story
Students will hear and read different versions of a familiar fairy tale and identify what elements a story must have (character, plot, setting) for the story to be interesting and make sense. Using a Venn diagram, students will then compare the differences and similarities between various versions of the story. Next, students in small groups will create their own versions of the story. Finally, students will also participate in a videoconference, "Fractured Fairy Tales", from the Museum of Television and Radio.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 8:
Title: Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with '' Little Red Riding Hood Text'' Sets
Students discuss and compare differing versions of '' Little Red Riding Hood'' and other tales about wolves in cumulative read-aloud sessions and text set explorations.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 30:
Title: From Little House to My House: Exploring History and Family Roles
Blaze a trail to new perspectives on home and family through historical fiction read-alouds. Students compare an episode from one of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (in picture book format) with the author's life and with their own experiences.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 18:
Title: Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing
Through interactive writing, students work together and then independently to create invitation letters for a group of their peers and their families.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 33:
Title: Using Repetition and Picture Cues to Foster Independent Young Readers
Kindergartners share their knowledge of letters and sounds in a large group setting, giving teachers an assessment opportunity. Each student contributes a page to make a repetitive classroom book.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 8:
Title: Creative Problem-Solving with Ezra Jack Keats
Using books by Ezra Jack Keats as inspiration, students explore problems and solutions through read-alouds, discussion, and an interactive bulletin board.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 8:
Title: Parts of Speech
This educational app is a Mad libs type story creation game to reinforce parts of speech knowledge.
Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 19: