I am so excited about this new book companion. It uses ‘fractured’ and classic fairy tales to help students compare and contrast text.
What are ‘fractured’ fairy tales you ask? Great question! A ‘fractured’ fairy tale takes a traditional story and alters it slightly, typically by retelling it from a different point of view. These stories bring so much to the table. They allow for teaching perspective taking, comparing and contrast characters and content, etc. They are also really fun to read 🙂
I first came across these stories at my school’s book fair this year and absolutely feel in love with them! I knew I had to use them with my students. These stories are great to use with my older students ( grades 3-5 ). A quick refresher using the traditional version and we were good to go. One of the reasons I love these stories, traditional and ‘fractured’, is that they are short enough to read during a session with plenty of time left for an activity and data collection.
So the newest addition to my fairy tale book companion series…’Goldilocks and the Three Bears‘ vs ‘Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!’. This comparing and contrasting book companion has 20 pages of activities to help your students identify and think about the similarities and differences between these two tales.
There is a ‘What Makes a Story’ mat as well as a board game for some extra fun.
There are story sequencing activities for each tale, articulation reinforcement, ‘How to Compare and Contrast’ mat along with comparing and contrasting Venn diagrams.
There is also a comparing and contrasting question mat, higher level thinking questions mat, pragmatic questions mat, 4 writing prompts, and a summarizing organizer.
To add this to your speech room stop by my TpT store.
I recently came across a resource that made me think of this post, so I thought I’d share it!
The Rainbow Fish hilariously rewriten!
I can’t decide if it’s a little too sophisticated, so to speak, to make an activity around or not, but I’m tempted!
Middle School SLP in MA
And, I love your work and resources!