Use different versions of this classic tale to explore inference, deduction and point of view, says Jacqueline Harris…
Is the story of Goldilocks as clear cut as you might think? Did she go in, uninvited, to the three bears’ house and cause criminal damage? Or maybe she was lost and needed the shelter or had another pressing reason to go in?
In this lesson, children will explore the character of Goldilocks and come to their own conclusions about what she was really like, using the book Me and You by Anthony Browne, which describes itself as ‘a thought provoking take on the Goldilocks story.’
What they’ll learn
How to ‘read between the lines’: inference and deduction using words and pictures
Build a profile of a well-known character through interpreting and discussing evidence
Understand the narrator of the story will impact on the view the reader gets of the other characters
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