The Gingerbread Man

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Every year, I look forward to reading different versions of the gingerbread story. It is always a hit with my students.

The gingerbread story is perfect for practice with retelling, identifying character traits, and comparing and contrasting. This pack includes resources to address these skills, and more!

Since there are so many versions of this beloved folktale, I have made the materials contained in this packet to be used with any version of the story. There are no book titles referenced on any of the student pages so that you can use the activities how you like, with the book of your choosing. I have included suggestions for use, but as with any teaching resource, be sure to use the materials to meet your needs.

The following is included in this unit:
*Suggested Reading List
*Suggestions for Use
*Character Traits Graphic Organizer (gingerbread character and fox)
*Character Traits Craftivity (gingerbread character and fox)
*Gingerbread Discussion Cards (includes questions for stories with a fox, questions for stories without a fox, and blank cards for students to write their own questions)
*Gingerbread Discussion Recording page (use this to hold your students accountable during their discussions of the text)
*One Page Story Maps (includes BME organizer and *Somebody/Wanted/But/So/Then organizer)
*Retell Hat Craftivity (beginning, middle, end)
*Retell Flap Books (includes three options: BME, BME with character and setting flaps, and Somebody/Wanted/But/So/Then)
*Venn Diagram
*Comparison Statements recording page (students use info from *Venn Diagram to write statements comparing the stories)
*The Gingerbread _____ Narrative Writing Prompt (includes prewriting organizer and two sets of writing paper to choose from)
*Which Story is Better? Opinion Writing Prompt (includes class graph option, prewriting organizer, and two sets of lined writing paper)
*Disguise a Gingerbread Friend Project (for use in class or as a take home project)

Be sure to check out the preview file to see what’s included!
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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