Why Lesson Planet?
Students read the story Kate and the Beanstalk in order to compare and contrast this fractured tale to the original fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. In this fairy tale reading lesson, students first discuss the plots of many original fairy tales. After listening to the stories, students make lists of three ways each twisted tale is similar and different to the original. Using what they have learned, students then create their own fractured fairy tales.