Friday, March 22, 2013

Book(s) of the Week: Goldilocks and the Three Bears & Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!

During the month of March, I've been using familiar fairy tales in my speech and language sessions.  A few weeks ago, I posted about "The Three Little Pigs" (you can read that post HERE).  This week we used "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."  I have, oh I don't know, maybe 10 different versions of this story!  This time around, I used an app version by XIMAD:

FREE in iTunes

I forgot to charge the battery though, so one day I did use this version by Alex toys:

I love the finger puppets for retelling the story!  I also have a "Play a Story" version with the dolls from Soft Play.  The book opens up to a "stage" of sorts for the kids to retell the story:

After reading the story, we used the comprehension questions from Jenna's (Speech Room News) Goldilocks and the Three Bears PK-K Speech/Language Companion on TPT.

Here's a more modern version for the older kiddos:

In "Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!; The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear," Goldilocks is dared by Little Red Riding Hood to enter the home of the bears and take pictures (with her cell phone!) to prove that she was there.  Meanwhile Baby Bear, aka Sam, has been busy trying to get his parents to stop treating him as a baby.  The two develop a plan and become best buddies!

This is one of the four books "Other Side of the Story" series I posted about on Consonantly Speaking (see the original post featuring "Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!; The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked StepmotherHERE).

I've developed a couple of activities to accompany this book.  First is a set of Tier 2 Vocabulary Cards.  You can have students match the vocabulary word to the definition:

When I used these cards, I printed the vocabulary words and definitions on different color paper so that the students had more of a visual.  You could deal out definitions, call out the words, and ask who has the match.  You could also have the kids play as a memory game.

The second activity is a Venn diagram for comparing this story with the original:

You can download the Vocabulary Cards HERE and the Venn Diagram HERE.

Please leave me a comment if you do! :)

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