Jack and the Beanstalk
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poem: Beans, Beans, Beans ... ...
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Teacher's Notes ... Penguin Young Readers Factsheets
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CROSSWORD PUZZLE... abc teach
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DATA RECORDING...
Beanstalk Record -- Bean Plant Observation Sheet ... abc teach
Line Graph Showing Plant Growth ... abc teach
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MAKE A SEED BOOK -- Our Seed Book ... prekinders
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Fractured Fairy Tale--Jack and the Beanstalk
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Reader's Theater script from PBS Zoom
Reader's Theater script from 'Deanna Knox's site'
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interactive read-aloudJack and the Beanstalk
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visual aids, story mats, cut-outs, sequencing sheet, alliteration set, story words, theme cards, role-play masks, grow a bean plant visual aids, + more...Sparklebox
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read story online Kids' Pages

read story online ... School Express
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read story online -- Illustrations from a mural at the PBJC Library (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)
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read story online -- absolute1.net
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Jack and the Beanstalk -- Beyond Fairy Tale ... Quest Garden
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Jack and the Beanstalk ... Tumblebooks ... e-books for e-kids....read online
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RELATED BOOKS...
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Kate and the Beanstalk (Mary Pope Osborne) .
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...In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.
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Paco and the Giant Chile Plant -- Paco Y la Planta de Chile Gigante ... by Keith Polette
bilingual -- "global awareness"
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click here for an "activity page" from illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba...
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Told as a fractured fairy tale, our hero, Jack, is now called Paco, and the story takes place in a beautiful desert setting in the American Southwest.
Should young Paco swap the family cow for chile seeds, plant them, and then climb to the top of the chile stalk where an evil giant lives? With Latino flair, this folktale offers a pleasant twist to the traditional Jack in the Beanstalk, while providing a superior moral and answering the age-old question of whatever happened to Paco's papá. Polette skillfully interchanges English and Spanish words to help readers learn key context vocabulary (also defined at the end of this cuenta). Dulemba uses a palate of desert colors to visually intensify the tale's Mexican setting with soft illustrations exuding a vintage feel. (review from illustrator, Elizabeth Dulemba's website)
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Waynetta and the Cornstalk -- A Texas Fairy Tale ... by Helen Ketteman
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Times sure are tough on the ranch, and Waynetta and her ma can use all the luck they can get. When Waynetta trades their last longhorn for a handful of so-called magic corn, Ma is none too pleased. But come the next morning, there's a giant cornstalk growing up to the sky, and Waynetta clumbs it to find her own luck...
Helen Ketteman's Texas-style retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" is full of cowgirl sass. Diane Greenseid's paintings bring rollicking new life to a familiar tale. (Review from book jacket)
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Jack and the Giant--A Story Full of Beans (Jim Harris) ... click here for more on Jack and the Giant--A Story Full of Beans
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Jacques and de Beanstalk--A Cajun Tale ... (Mike Artell; illust. by Jim Harris) ... click here for more on Jacques and de Beanstalk
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Jack and the Bean Tree ... A mountain tale retold and illustrated by Gail Haley
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The Giant and the Beanstalk ...
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For a giant, Otto is embarrassingly polite. While all the other giants are studying Cursing, Growling, and Stomping, Otto just wants to play with his pet hen, Clara. Then one terrible day a wily human named Jack climbs up a magic beanstalk and steals her away! Knowing only the thief's name, Otto must find Clara and rescue her from the land of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The only problem is, there seem to be an awful lot of Jacks down there.... (Amazon book summary)

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Jack and the Beanstalk - Retold in Verse for boys & girls to read themselves ... (Beatrice Schenk de Regniers)
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Trust Me,Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!--The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as told by the Giant
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"Of course, you think I was the bad guy, terrifying poor little Jack. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you..."

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Jim and the Beanstalk ...(Raymond Briggs)
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Look Out, Jack! The Giant is Back!...(Tom Birdseye)
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In this rollicking sequel to "Jack and the Beanstalk," the giant is dead, but his big brother is out for revenge. The boy and his mother hightail it to the mountains of North Carolina and settle down. Mr. Giant ("twice the size of the little one, ten times as nasty, and as ugly as slug pie") doesn't let a little thing like distance get in his way. It's a close call but Jack takes command of the situation and the angry Mr. Giant stomps so hard that the mountain falls in and swallows him up. (School Library Journal)
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The Magic School Bus -- Gets Planted...... for more with this book, click here... the_magic_school_bus_--_gets_planted.jpgmagic_school_bus_gets_planted_1.gifmagic_school_bus_gets_planted_2.gif ... AR book level 3.7
Phoebe tries to grow a vine for the school play, "Jack and the Beanstalk." But her plant is more like a bean sprout than a beanstalk! With the opening curtain only moments away, Ms. Frizzle turns Phoebe into a bean plant so she'll grow into the star of the show.
video--The Magic School Bus Gets Planted ... Youtube
NOTE: This video is, also, available on Discovery Education if your school has a subscription to that service.
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Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato--An Irish Folktale ... (Tomie DePaola)
Jamie_O'Rourke_and_the_Big_Potato--An_Irish_Folktale_(Tomie_dePaola).jpgAR book level 4.0
This popular folklore book tells the tale of Jamie O'Rourke, the laziest man in all of Ireland. When his overworked wife throws out her back, lazy Jamie O'Rourke is faced with starvation. Jamie goes to church to pray for help. As Irish luck would have it, his prayers are answered and he captures a leprechaun. Instead of receiving a pot of gold for his efforts, the leprechaun tricks him into wishing for all the potatoes he can eat and gives him magic potato seeds for his release. The seeds grow a giant potato big enough to feed the entire village. Of course this causes other problems, but in the end, the industrious wife comes through to solve the problem. Jamie never fixes his laziness, however, children will enjoy the comical story.
Realistic landscapes illustrated from the Emerald Isle work well in the story showing thatched roofs, stone hedges and grazing sheep.
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