Any who...Randee was actually my partner and the book I sent her is one that my students love. During my farm unit, I always read the classic tale of The Little Red Hen. The kids always enjoy reciting 'Not I', said the dog, 'Not I' said the cat...you get the idea. Well a day or two after reading the classic tale, I bring out the book The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). This is a great book and the kids love it too! I do a big Venn Diagram to compare the 2 stories. We compare characters, setting, how the Hen gets the ingredients, and the endings.
Another great idea that I use with this comes from Shari Sloane at http://www.kidscount1234.com/ I use her pizza glyph idea and they always turn out so cute! Great idea, Shari! Thanks for sharing!
I hope some of you will try this in your classroom this year. Let me know how it goes! If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them!