Comparing and contrasting two or more versions of the same story, such as a folktale, and recounting fables and folktales is included in the Common Core standards for reading literature in 2nd grade. Last week second graders learned about how the many variations and versions of folktales came to be told orally and changed over many years. This week students heard a new version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears called The Three Bears Halloween by Kathy Duval and then listened to a video of the "classic" story. We discussed the similarities and differences of these tales as a class, and then each student compared and contrasted the stories using a Pixie template. Finally they studied their comparisons and answered the question, "Are the two tales more alike or more different?"
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.