This learning activity emphasizes the importance of understanding point of view. Students will approach a familiar story from several points of view and must defend characters' thinking and actions. For this activity, you can read a standard telling of Jack and the Beanstalk. Then, read the story "Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks" by Eric Braun. Have them compare and contrast the two books through a Venn Diagram. Assign four students these roles, answering the questions. Set up your room like a court room and act as the judge who answers the questions. Other students can serve as the jury and decide the fate of the goose. You will love seeing your students get into character and relate to characters in new ways!