Here are three essay prompts for your students after they have finished reading Beauty by Robin McKinley. They ask your student to write a comparison/contrast essay between Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley and either the original fairy tale by Madame Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont or the movie La Belle et la bête. These prompts are designed to get students to write thoughtful essays utilizing their critical analysis and thinking skills. They have been used many times resulting in good essays each time.
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