Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales (K-2)

Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales (K-2)



teacher effectiveness models call for teachers to arrange small groups in different ways to meet student needs here Britney has created a strategy group of students who all need support in learning the same strategy though they may read at different levels Britney's data showed her that they all needed to consider how characters feel so here she's teaching them to compare and contrast fairy tales by comparing and contrasting how the characters feel this work is moving them towards standard 1.9 which asks students to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters and stories Britney said her next work will be to continue to help students to raise the level of this work right now they seem to be focused on what's similar about these stories she said she would teach them to also focus on what differences seem most important and push them to talk about what they're noticing across the whole text rather than just in separate parts this would be continuing to move them toward the work of standard 2.9 which asks students to compare and contrast two versions of the same story so we've been studying original fairy tales and teachings of fairytales and we've been thinking was it my story what are they doing where are they we've been doing a great job at getting to know our characters on the outside right where the setting is we need to do more work we need to think about what's going on in the inside of my character it's the same kind of work that we've been doing in our series books right we really want to read our books closely so we can compare and contrast the original fairy tales with the adaptations that you guys have in your hand so one thing that readers don't want to do is they don't want to get tricked what I get tricked we don't want to get tricked so we have to pay extra close attention to how my characters are acting and I want to think is it the same as the way that they acted in the original fairy tale or did the author make a little change a little switch to make them act differently or maybe they solve their problem in a whole nother way so that the author wants me to feel a different way when I finish reading that adaptation so in front of you you have your very own adaptations of the fairy tales that we were reading and as you're reading you're gonna think is this the same thing that happened or is this the same way that my character felt inside my original fairy tale or are they acting differently because when we're done we're gonna talk about some of the things that are the same and some of the things that are not the same the way the author made a big change to make me change the way I'm thinking so you're gonna start at the beginning of the book you're gonna read through your book and when you get to those post-its you're gonna stop John you ready ready okay go ahead let's go to the post ed put your book down so make room for Brian let's think about the post-it mm-hmm so you read the page okay so what are you thinking of jotting on there so is that the same or is that different than the original fairy tale it's different how is it different because it's a little big just went out but their mothers busy and before you forget it cuz you're gonna have to tell him after hmm would you stop and jot here this topping job that because she does all the work the cleaning of em right to think what you have to think is it the same or is that different okay why do you have that their stepmother is acting like she's the boss hmm is that the same or is it totally different see you know I think so I've laid that down fine what do you Prince Sanders feels upset cuz he does all the cleaning mmm mine what do we think same is the original story or is there a difference there see same cake jot it down and if we're stopping him Johnny we'd also write full sentences okay and remember to think what's the same and what's not the same as the original fairy tale can you read out loud for me modified and limitations in the role I wanted to go to but they just left out of the print whenever one I mean it's a V in the book like you excellent reading with expression god okay so what does this page make you think that they were talking to her like that how does that make you think makes me think that does deficit justice if tip of not walking the world to come the paw I wonder why because they want only the press to like them hmm now is that the same as the original story of Cinderella or is that different it's the same so we might want to just jot the same okay okay you want to we definitely have to stop right there I could definitely her feelings exactly so we have to think is it the same or different you think it's different okay so show me show me where it's different how do you show me why you take it's different her stepmom doesn't um say that she can't eat with us she said that you can't you think you can eat somewhere else okay and what does she say here who says you need to eat somewhere else and you can't eat the things out we so she still couldn't eat with them but and he or she did something totally different that's why it was different cuz the kind of food she was eating was different okay but let's remember we're not gonna just look at what's going on on the outside with the character we want to think about those inside things remember how they're feeling how they're acting and behaving and how they're dealing with their problems so you're right if there is a difference in that she's not allowed to eat the same kind of food but let's think about the inside as far as the inside with chick or Ella how is she feeling here like like very every like she's feeling very mad because she did nice things towards that mother she even gave her gifts and she she she and she thought like she was a very nice nice woman and then then she treats her like a child like she's not viable excellently she's not valuable so let's go back to Cinderella are some of those inside feelings the theme in the original story of Cinderella yes they are okay take a look at what you've got oh can you read this page for me okay so let's think of this with the outside and the inside so the outside let's think about the setting and what he's doing is that the same yeah cuz Cinderella had to clean up and do all the housework and let's think about the inside how he's feeling how do you think he's feeling feeling so upset so upset so could we see that Cinderella felt the same way did she feel upset when she had to do the cooking and the cleaning so boys and girls what's really important as readers is we're not gonna just look at our characters we really want to get to know them better and one way we can do that is to really pay attention to how they're feeling how they're acting and behaving and how they deal with their problems and it's really cool with adaptations of fairy tales because we never know what the author's gonna do they might really throw in a big switch or a big change into the story so now it's time for our book talk we're gonna go back through those aren't the pages of our fairy tale and we're gonna talk to our partner about some of the things that we found that were the same and some of the things that we found that were different from the original fairy tale and remember you want to make sure that your partner shows you the evidence in the book to show they're thinking okay you guys won't be turning and talking then nuwell okay go ahead okay go ahead

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