I love reading different versions of the same story. Every year I read the True Story of the Three Little Pigs and the original version to my class. I think it’s the perfect springboard for a discussion about different points of view. It never fails, at some point, there will be a conflict or two in my classroom. Reading stories like the traditional version of the 3 Little Pigs and the True Story shows students that everyone has an opinion. I like to read the 2 books during the first week of school so they understand that if they have a conflict with another student, I will listen to both sides of the story and they need to think about their classmates’ point of view, too.
Another activity I like to do with literature is read different versions of story such as: