Goldilocks - Compare/Contrast

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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This unit was designed to be used with Goldilocks and The Three Bears by James Marshall and The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. However, even though these books were kept in mind when creating this unit, the materials could be used for any version of this story!

This unit includes the following activities:

*Story Map Mini Books: Use these books to identify character, setting, and beginning/middle/end. Students will also note what they learned from the story. There is one mini book for each of the stories referenced above, as well as a blank title page for you to use with a different version. Students can use these mini books to help them compare and contrast the two stories. Lined and unlined pages are included. Simply choose the version that meets your needs.

*Story Map Organizers: Use the organizers to identify the same information as found in the mini books (alternative to the mini book option). There is one organizer for each story, as well as a blank title page for you to customize. Students can use these mini books to help them compare and contrast the two stories.

*Flap Books: Have your students retell the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears by completing the included beginning/middle/end flap books. Two versions are included. One that is a single page flip flap version and a second one that is a multi-layered flap book (different title page options are included for this option).

*Stick Puppet Templates: Use the included stick puppets as a prop while students retell the story to a partner, or the class.

*Compare/Contrast Posters: Two full color posters defining compare and contrast are included to help introduce/review these concepts.

*Venn Diagrams/Comparison Statements Activity Pages: Use the included Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast the books referenced above. A second diagram with a fill in the title option is also included. Use the comparison statements page to have students transfer information from their Venn Diagram. This makes it easier for you to assess and it shows whether or not students understand how to read their Venn.

*Character Traits Activity Page: Use this after reading Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

*Character Traits Craftivity: Students will color a picture of Goldilocks, cut it out and glue it to construction paper. They will then use the included word table to identify adjectives that describe Goldilocks. They will cut these out and glue them around their picture of Goldilocks.

*Favorite Story Opinion Writing (organizer and writing paper): Students will write about which version of the Goldilocks story was their favorite. Includes two versions of lined paper (handwriting lines and regular lines).

*Apology Letter: Students will pretend to be Goldilocks and write a letter of apology to Baby Bear and/or the Bear family.

*Cause/Effect Posters: Use these two full color mini posters that define cause and effect to introduce/reinforce these concepts.

*Cause/Effect Activity Pages: Students will identify cause and effect relationships from both versions of the story. They will complete each given cause and effect relationship by identifying either the cause or effect (whichever is missing from the table). A third cause/effect page is included for you to customize and use with any other version of the story. Finally, a cause/effect illustration page is also included.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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