por Howard Pyle
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The Goose with the Golden EggAesop
Aesop was a slave and story-teller who was believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. This story, in which a man becomes greedily obsessed with a goose that lays golden eggs, is part of his collection of tales known as "Aesop's Fables" which have influenced children's literature and modern storytelling culture.Pair these two folktales and ask students: How do both teach their readers a lesson about greed? Is one more effective than the other?
The Golden TouchNathaniel Hawthorne
This text is Hawthorne's retelling of the classic myth of King Midas, whose greedy wish for a "golden touch" ends up taking away what is most valuable to him.Pair these two texts from different genres. How do both teach the same lesson in different ways?
The Frog and the MouseAesop
In the Aesop fable "The Frog and the Mouse," a frog tricks a mouse and is punished for his dishonesty.Pair “Master Jacob” with “The Frog and the Mouse” and ask students to compare the similar themes. What do these two stories teach us about acts of betrayal? In students’ opinions, who were the intended audiences of these stories?
In Perrault's take on this classic fairy tale, kindness prevails in the face of cruelty.Pair the fairy tale with this folk tale and have students compare and contrast how both Cinderella and Master Jacob deal with their antagonists. Which is more effective? Which story has a better lesson?
The Little Red HenFlorence White Williams
In the classic folktale "The Little Red Hen," Mrs. Hen works hard despite those around her and is rewarded for her effort in the end.Pair “Master Jacob” with “The Little Red Hen” and ask students to compare the characters of Mrs. Hen and Master Jacob. Who taught their lesson better? How did they persist through various challenges? How are the characters of the farm animals in “The Little Red Hen” similar to or different than the rogues in “Master Jacob”?
Pigs is PigsEllis Parker Butler
In "Pigs is Pigs," a delivery dispute over fees and the definition of "guinea pigs" goes out of control to a hilarious degree.Pair “Master Jacob” with “Pigs is Pigs” and ask students to compare the two texts. Compare and contrast Master Jacob and Flannery. How do they both get tricked or trick other people? Do they share any themes, literary devices, or similarities in plot? How do they differ?
The AnkletNeil Philip
In the story, "The Anklet," a young woman must deal with unkind and spiteful treatment from her two older sisters.Pair "The Anklet" and "Master Jacob" and ask students to compare outcomes for the villains in each story. What led to the demise of the three rogues in "Master Jacob"? What led to the demise of the two older sisters in "The Anklet"? How do these outcomes affect the message of each story?
In Avi's short story "Teacher Tamer," a boy decides to get revenge on a teacher that he thinks has been unfair to him.Pair “Master Jacob” with “Teacher Tamer” and ask students to discuss how both stories explore the theme of revenge. How do Master Jacob’s reasons for seeking revenge compare to Gregory’s? Do students think that Master Jacob or Gregory are justified in their revenge? Why or why not?
Of RevengeSir Francis Bacon
In this passage, Bacon discusses the notion of revenge, why some seek it, and the consequences of this fixation.Pair “Master Jacob” with the higher-level “Of Revenge.” Challenge students to evaluate if Bacon’s reasoning lines up with Master Jacob’s actions.