Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fairy Tale Fun

In the past three weeks, my students and I have been very busy reading fairy tales. The students have been excited in finding books that have twists or different perspectives to the classic fairy tale stories we have become familiar with. We've been spending a lot of time using double bubble maps to compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plots of the stories. 
This sparked a lot of excitement with the kids, so I decided to go with it and this year, our class will be publishing FairyTale books with Student Treasures. 
Studentreasures Book Publishing
For those of you who have never heard of student treasures, it's a wonderful and very FREE publishing site. You can publish a class book and it will be a hard bound book, your class also gets a free copy. This is actually my first year working with the company, but so far I've heard tons of great things about this company from those who have published in the past. 

I've been introducing the writing process to my students and created this poster, ocean themed, of course so that I can see where the students are at in their various stages of writing. 

They are so very excited and I have some wonderful stories in progress. Can't wait to share the finished product with everyone. 

Here are some of the books we have been reading:
The Musubi Man: Hawai'i's Gingerbread Man
This is a cute book, the Hawaii Gingerbread Man. I've linked this book to amazon if you're interested in checking it out :)
The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers
This is another cute book..found this from a parent who did Mystery reader for us :)

Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!; The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story)
This book has been SUCH a huge hit! The kids think this one is hilarious!!

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
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Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!; The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story)

All of these books have served to be great examples for some inspiration as to how my students can change a story, but still have a similar story line...Until next time!!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading versions like these - bit you named a few I hadn't seen before. Thanks! Good luck on your books. We did them a few years back and it was a good experience.