Author:
Pamela Noble
Subject:
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Formative Assessment, Questionnaire
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Fiction or Nonfiction
  • Graph Analysis
  • Historical Account
  • Stories
  • Surveys
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Interactive, Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    Children's Stories revisited 1 - Remix

    Children's Stories revisited 1 - Remix

    Overview

    The story of "The Beauty and the Beast" has captivated us for many years.  It is fun to read or watch a video of.  But did it really happen?  It is fun to compare fiction and nonfiction.  Most students will in their backgrounds relate to a story like this.  Also it is fun for students to learn and then survey others based on what they have learned.

    Comparing real and pretend

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

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

    Have the students talk about others they have made friends with.  That they may have not liked being around at first and then became friends with.  

    Ask them if they know what it is to pretend to be something or someone with magical abilities or whatever comes to their minds.

    Ask if they have ever heard of the story, "Beauty and the Beast"?

    You may have read it or watched a video or watched a movie of it.  It is a fun story of two people who meet and what happens to them.  They are definitely different.  They came from two totally different backgrounds.  

    Now lets talk about "Beauty and the Beast", was it real or pretend?

    Have them divide into groups and discuss this.  Have them write two sentences on the graphic organizer about whether the Beauty and the Beast story that they know is real or pretend.

    Now go on an IPAD or computer device and type in this search:  the real Beauty and the Beast

    You might prefer to look it up as a class.

    Now have them discuss the real historical Beauty and the Beast.

    Have students complete the graphic organizer comparing and contrasting the two versions.

     

    Have you ever been around someone and did not like them at all at first?

    Have you later on made friends with them?

    Students have you ever heard of the story, "Beauty and the Beast"?

    You may have read it or watched a video or watched a movie of it.  It is a fun story of two people who meet and what happens to them.  They are definitely different.  They came from two totally different backgrounds.  

    Have you ever played a game pretending to be something magical or be a super hero or something else?

    Can you each share about playing and pretending?

    Was that real or just pretend?

    Now lets talk about "Beauty and the Beast", was it 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 Beauty and the Beast

    Survey of Beauty and the Beast

    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 "The Beauty and the Beast"?

    2.  Is it a real story?

    3.  Was there really a man called the "Beast"?

    4.  Did a girl really marry him?

    5.  Did they have children?

    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.