Hansel and Diesel by David Gordon

Schema: diesel trucks, Hansel and Gretel

Compare and Contrast: Use a graphic organizer such as the Venn Diagram to compare with the fairytale, Hansel and Gretel,  by James Marshall.

Personification:  The truck rigs are given personalities and speak as human characters.

Reader’s Theater: This story would lend itself well to a reader’s theater presentation.  Students could ad lib or write their own script.

Cause and Effect: Because it snowed, the rigs could not see their bolts to find their way home.

Text-to-text connections:  The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon; both stories feature trucks and both are based on fairytales


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