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  Lesson: Comparing Stories

Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales

The Easy-to Read Wonder Tales books are perfect for doing comparisons of fairy tales from different cultures.


Materials needed:

A book from the Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales series, a corresponding Story Chart and Comparing Stories Sheet for the book you want to work with (download from this page, lower right), pencils and erasers for the students.



Print, enlarge and photocopy the Story Chart and the Comparing Stories sheet for the students. Photocopy the second and the third story from the book for the students, but leave out the illustrations so the students can visualize the stories in their minds.


Lesson's steps:

1. Read the first story from the book (don’t show the pictures).

2. Ask the students the questions that are on the Story Chart sheet. Record their answers on the Story Chart, drawn or projected on the board to model the activity.

3. Split the students into two groups and give each group one of the two stories you copied from the book.

4. Ask the students to read their story.

5. When they finish reading, distribute the Story Chart sheets to each of the students. Ask the students to fill out the answers individually or to do it in their groups.

5. Together, review the students’ answers on the Comparing Stories sheet drawn or projected on the board, so everyone can see the answers side by side.

6. As a class, discuss with the students the similarities and differences within the characters, settings and the events in the stories.



These materials are free for educational use. Reproduction or distribution for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales are published by:
Tundra Books.

Ontario Curriculum Connections:

Language Curriculum Grades 2-3

Oral Communication: Specific Expectations
1. Listening to understand 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7
2. Speaking to communicate 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7

Reading: Specific Expectations
1. Reading for Meaning 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8
2. Understanding Form and Style 2.1
3. Reading with Fluency 3.1, 3.3

Writing: Specific Expectations
1. Developing and Organizing Content 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style in Writing 2.1, 2.3, 2.4
3. Applying Knowledge of Language Conventions 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

The Arts/Drama: Specific Expectations
B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B2.2, B2.3, B3.2

Download Lesson Materials:

Right click and "save as" to download or left click to open in a new window. All files are in Adobe PDF format.


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