Today I want to teach you that readers don't just read books. They don't just think about the characters and life lessons. Readers also COMPARE and CONTRAST books. They think, "What's the same?" and "What's different?" Listen to this read aloud of The Three Little Pigs. Compare and contrast it with another version of the three little pigs that you've read. It can be a book you have at home or from the library, a book from Raz-Kids.com, another version on youtube or from the Ulloa Storybook Project Google Classroom if you go to Ulloa School. Then use the template I provided and the microphone to explain your comparisons and contrasts. Other versions you may want to compare to include: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The 3 Little Pigs and The Somewhat Bad Wolf, the Three Ninja Pigs, or another version. Think of things that are the same between the two stories and things that are different. Now let's ZOOM IN! Think even deeper... What's the same and different about the settings in the story? What's the same and different about the wolf? How about the wolf's feelings or character traits (is the wolf good, bad, not-so-bad?) What's the same and different about the 3 pigs? How about the pigs' feelings or character traits? What's the same and different about the problem and solution? Is there a different problem? Did the pigs solve the problem in the same way or a different way? What's the same and different about the dialogue? (What does the wolf say? What do the pigs say? "Huff and Puff?" "Chinny chin chin?") If you're not sure where to find other versions, try one these links for youtube videos: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB07RfntTvw The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZpYMLp1LdQ 3 Ninja Pigs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyeepUmmPvU The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaNbGQ2gOkc
Lucy Calkin's Reader's Workshop Unit 4, Session 15, Page 83.