Someone's been thinking in this class...and here it is! Students identify the story elements and retell a familiar version of The Three Bears and compare it with The Three Snow Bears written by Jan Brett. These scaffolded worksheets provide students with the opportunity to reinforce their social studies unit of study about the Inuits and the Arctic while they practice their identification of story elements and knowledge of writing a detailed retelling/summary of a book they have read.
Literacy Connection and Books Needed:
* The Three Snow Bears written and illustrated by Jan Brett
* Any classic version of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears - several of my favorites are versions retold and illustrated by James Marshall, Paul Galdone, and Jan Brett
This 8 page packet includes:
* A cover sheet
* Two scaffolded worksheets to record the story elements -of setting,
characters, problem, and solutions for each story
* Two worksheets to record the retelling of the story in students' own
words with the scaffolding of "In the beginning..., First..., Next...,
After that..., and In the end..." to guide their writing for each story
* One worksheet to record comparisons of how these two versions of
a similar story are alike and different
*One worksheet / chart to draw pictures to show comparisons of the story elements in the two different versions of The Three Bears and the The Three Snow Bears
* One worksheet to add personal favorites and suggestions for
changing the events in the story the way the student thinks would
1 - Read aloud or have students read to themselves these two versions of the story of The Three Bears and The Three Snow Bears.
2 - Record the story elements of setting, characters, problem, and solution for each on the worksheets included, using text or pictures.
3 - Once these elements are identified, students use them to help write a retelling of each story in their own words on the worksheets included.
4 - Using the story elements and retelling pages as references, students will record ways that these two stories are alike and different on the worksheets included.
5 - Students will choose their favorite version of The Three Bears and tell why they chose this version on the worksheet included. In addition, students will offer their own suggestion for what they would have happen if they could change the story.