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fun2teach4me 01-29-2012 12:07 PM

Compare and contrast stories
Looking for some good titles for comparing and contrasting stories. I teach 2nd grade. I've used "cloudy with a chance of meatballs" and "pickles to pittsburg", but wanted some new ideas. I've heard there are other versions of the Jan Brett story "The Mitten" to compare??

slms 01-29-2012 01:32 PM

Here are some...
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.... by Laura Numeroff
Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel
A Goldilocks story and The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

LarkspurLady 02-05-2012 12:19 PM

Lon Po Po and ..
Little Red Riding Hood

1956BD 02-07-2012 04:57 PM

Picture Books
Jamanji and Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg would be fun.

RomaBelle 04-13-2012 01:00 PM

Comparing and Contrasting with Cinderella
There are a lot of versions of Cinderella from around the world. Its a story that most your students will be familiar with so they will have a basic understanding plus the cultural aspect could be a great tie with social studies.
A few titles: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
The Korean Cinderella
Fair, Brown and Trembling
The Irish Cinderlad
The Persian Cinderella

Its generally easy to find these stories in the fairy tale section of the library, too.

researcher623 10-15-2012 07:23 AM

Cinder Edna
Cinder Edna is also a great story for comparing and contrasting. It's another version of Cinderella as well. You can compare the two different Cinderella's in the story or the two different princes. It''s great and the kids will love a new twist to the fairy tale!

teacher23 06-21-2013 06:31 PM

This is an excellent title (comparing / contrasting bats / birds).

gradymidget 06-22-2013 04:06 AM

What about some of the books in the Alexander Alexander and the Very Bad Horrible Day? I've used books by Demi, but not sure if they would be too hard for second grade.

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