This is a fictional, narrative writing assignment focusing on understanding perspectives in stories.
Outside Materials Needed:
Movie: Hoodwinked (2005) animated, rated PG
Book: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (1996)
1. Watch segments of the movie Hoodwink: Beginning, Red, Wolf, Granny or watch the entire movie and stop after each of these sections to complete the chart.
• The movie runs 80 min. so it is best to do this part over a couple days.
2. Stop and fill out each section of the chart in between
• There are two different options to be used for this. You can use one or both.
• An answer sheet has been included for this. This is just a suggestions, you and your class can make different selections for the plot points.
3. Read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, discuss perspective
4. Brainstorm Fairy Tale titles and who the different characters are and the different perspective each could be told from.
5. Have copies of pictures books of different fairy tales for the students to read or copies from the Internet, otherwise you will get all the same stories.
• Grimm’s Fairy Tales: cs.cmu.edu (warning, not the “Disney” version)
• A collections of many different types: storynory.com
• International Fairy Tales: fairytalesoftheworld.com
6. Need 3-5 class periods for this assignment depending on writing speed of students and if they work on it at home. Step 6 & 7 (on the PowerPoint) could be put into a book instead.
Many teachers use rubrics for grading and these have been provided for each project. They can be used to grade the end product, or for students to use as a guideline so that they know what the expectations are for success. The rubrics are designed a little differently than most, as descriptors have only been written for the 1, 3 and 5 on the 5 point scale. This was done to leave the teacher a little “wiggle room”, the 2 and 4 is what is in between in the description and can be left somewhat subjective.