IMG_0126Our (I say our because I have started to phase out teaching and Ms. Wilson, my student teacher, has started taking over for me) 3rd graders have been working on Fairy Tales and Fractured Fairy Tales that last couple of weeks.

I started out by reading some different version of the 3 Little Pigs:

  • The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel
  • The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

IMG_0125Students had to take notes on the characters, setting, and plot while I read.  They then were able to read their own story; The Three Little Pigs by Alyse Sweeney.  When they finished they had to take the book they had just read and select one of the books I read to compare the two stories. (Photo to the left)

From there Ms. Wilson took over.  She read some more Fractured Fairy Tales;

  • The Three Samurai Cats by Eric Kimmel
  • Wolf’s Coming by Joe Kulka

While Elizabeth read, the kids were asked to listen carefully and listen to character traits from each character and mark on a character trait graphic organizer what kind of character they are (smart, lazy, hard working, etc.)

The kids then, again, had their own version to read entitled Surprise for Big Bad Wolf.  When they were finished, collectively the group was to write summaries from all the Three Little Pigs that had been read over the course of the last two weeks.