menu   home About Me rti Free My Products  

Author Study~Folk Tales

          Folk tales bring back such special memories for me.  When I was a little girl, I loved spending the night with my grandma.   At night  before we would go to sleep, she would always tell me stories.  The Three Little Pigs was one of my favorites along with Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Little Red Riding Hood.  She never seemed to tire of telling those old stories to me over and over!  Now I get to pass on these fun stories to my students and they get to enjoy them too.  We talk about how the one we are reading might be different than the version they have heard or read before. 
          This week we have begun an author study on James Marshall.  He has retold the Three Little Pigs and that is the one we began this week.   We talk about the genre and how to prove that a book is that genre.  We also story map the book after reading.  Next week when we begin the next story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we will begin charting the books to compare how the story lines might be different or alike.  You will get to see that post later on.  On our story map, I LOVE the thinking from one group of students when they came up with the theme of "if you go around tricking others, it just may happen to you"!!  :)







13 comments:

  1. Smart thinking from that group. It's always so satisfying when they see passed the surface and into the heart of the matter.
    Tammy
    Forever in First

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes, Tammy, it is great when the students can think at a deeper level. Some of my groups are still working on that. :) Thanks for the comment!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello, I am your newest follower!
    I'd love for you to check out my blog sometime ;)

    ✿Valerie
    Grow Up Learning

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you Edana! I appreciate you stopping by to read my post.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Valerie, thank you for following me! I have stopped by your blog and am following you now! :)
    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey Lori,
    I am your newest follower...thanks for becoming mine. It looks like we have a lot in common...this could be the start of a literary filled friendship!
    Shawna

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Shawna! Thank you for following my blog. Yes, this is definitely the start of a literary friendship! Literacy is my passion. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love folk-tales too! Thank you for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Now, I'm off to read your older posts.
    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you Delighted! Folk tales are such fun. Thank you for following me- I follow you too!
    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  10. thanks for following. cant wait to look around:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your Folktale map is such a cute idea...I have now joined your blog as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you Courtney and LovelyNB for stopping by and commenting! :)

    ReplyDelete

Free Resources