Fairy Tale (fiction), 590 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 490L
Giant's Tale and Jack's Tale are intended to be used together. The books tell the same story-a new version of Jack and the Beanstalk-but a different character narrates each of them. In Giant's Tale, students will delight to learn how the giant feels about Jack stealing his magic goose and what he really thinks about the taste of humans. This lesson gives students an opportunity to compare different points of view and see how they alter the story and also allows students to make text-to-text connections through the story and illustrations. The new twist on a familiar tale and the surprise ending guarantee student interest.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast within and across stories
Long Vowels : Discriminate long /e/ vowel digraphs
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Identify and use quotation marks
Compound Words : Discriminate compound words from other words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class