George (Tommy) Jones
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies
Material Type:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School
  • Fiction or Nonfiction
  • Graphical Data
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Survey
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    Children's Stories revisited 2

    Children's Stories revisited 2


    The story of "Winne the Pooh" has captivated us for many years.  It is fun to read or watch a video of.  But did Winne the Pooh really live in the London, England Zoo?  Did a children’s author write about his son and this real bear?  It is fun to compare fiction and nonfiction.  Most students will in their backgrounds relate to this captivating story.  

    Fiction compare to Nonfiction

    Give them a coloring sheet of a bear to color.  Give them a blank sheet of paper to write on too.

    Have the students talk about pretend adventures with their toys.

    Ask them if they know what it is to pretend and use their imagination.

    Ask if they have ever heard of the story, "Winnie the Pooh"?  Have them share about it.  Ask if Winnie was a boy or girl bear?

    Have them divide into groups and discuss this.  Have them  write words or 5 sentences as to why it is real or cannot be real.  Now go on an IPAD or computer device and type in this search.

    the real story of “Winnie the Pooh”

    If you have a Smart Board you might prefer to look it up as a class as well.

    Students have you ever had a favorite teddy bear or super hero figure?

    Did you play and imagine adventures with them?  Would some of you like to share about them?

    Students have you ever heard of the story, "Winnie the Pooh"?

    You may have read it or watched a video or watched a movie of it.  It is a fun story of a young boy and his friends in the woods.  They have fun together. 

    Were the stories about Winne the Pooh real or pretend?

    Lets divide into groups and discuss this.  Now go on an IPAD or computer device and type in this search.

    the real story of “Winnie the Pooh”

    This is a fun way to compare a fictional story to a historical story.  

    Survey of "Winnie the Pooh"

    Students do you enjoy doing surveys?

    If you do, make a list of questions like the following and with your teacher's guidance survey some other staff members.

    1.  Have you heard of "Winnie the Pooh"?

    2.  Is it a real story?

    3.  Was there really a bear named “Winnie the Pooh"?

    4.  Was the bear a boy or girl?

    5.  Was the boy a real boy?

    If you make separate surveys and fill out each one on one staff member, then you can tally the results and make a graph of the results to go back and share with those staff members.  It is fun for students to learn and then survey others based on what they have learned.