In 2nd Grade, we work on Tall Tales with the Core Knowledge Curriculum. We also focus on Comparing and Contrasting two versions of the same story.
I created a graphic organizer where we could take notes on each story about the Tall Tale Characters (Paul Bunyan, Casey Jones, Pecos Bill, and John Henry.) I read a story and then we watched the cartoon versions of the stories. * The John Henry cartoon was not available on YouTube, so we watched the live action movie. It was fantastic!* For both, the kids took notes of the things that were exaggerated and the actions the character did.
The body in the middle is for them to draw what the character looked like.
On the next page, they chose two things that were different between the two stories, and something that was the same.
These were done as a week long lesson, one character analysis and compare/contrast per day. You can use it in isolation or as part of a unit.