Touchstone

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Part One:

Young, E. Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood story from China. New York: Philomel Books, 1989.

-Fables, Folklore, & Myths K-2

Yolen, J., Owl moon, Schoenherr, J., New York : Philomel Books, 1987.

-Fables, Folklore, & Myths K-2,

The true story of the 3 little pigs, Smith, L. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking Kestrel, 1989.

-Fables, Folklore, & Myths K-2

Part Two:

With the book Lon Po Po, I was expecting a similar story to little red riding hood. It was similar but yet so different. The culture really shines through not only in the words but through the colorful pictures. I could easier ask my students questions while reading the book even if the questions are about the pictures. With the book Owl moon, there was a different tone then I expected. The book was a mellow read, it was very calming and I didn’t expect that. I had expected the book to be about owl eyes or a pet owl. With the book the true story of the 3 little pigs, I was amused. The book was actually funny and catchy and it totally came from the wolves perspective rather than the three little pigs. I liked the story because the pigs get eaten, I know that sounds horrible but it’s true.

Part Three:

For the book Lon Po Po, overall I thought it was a great book. The style used for the images were watercolor and lines. It was an open page spread and was constructed in a way that the text is compatible with the images, they go together. For the book Owl moon, I believe it was watercolor as well with line. The images in this book were actually really cool because it takes place at night time so there is only the moon light lighting up the night. The snow is bright white almost blue. It really makes you feel like you are in the middle of the story trying to be quit with the child as they go owl calling. It was written in the child’s point of view, shes describes everything she sees, feels and thinks. As for the book the about the true story of the 3 little pigs, the pictures were bright and playful. The book is written from the wolves point of view so it lets you into his head.

Part Four:

Objective: After reading any of the three pictures books mentioned above, students will be able to create an alternate ending with pictures to one of the stories within 10 minutes.

Activity:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/lon-po-po-chinese-fairy-tale-lesson-plan

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/true-story-3-little-pigs-extension-activities

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/owl-moon-extension-activities

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