What REALLY Happened to Humpty? by Joe Dumpty as told to Jeanie Franz Ransom

A great read aloud of a familiar nursery rhyme told by a different point of view.

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Written from the point of view of Humpty’s brother, Joe, the author creates a bit of a mystery surrounding Humpty’s infamous fall. Joe is convinced that Humpty was pushed and as the resident detective in Mother Gooseland, he is determined to find the culprit. So did Humpty fall off the wall. . . or was he pushed? Lesson Idea: Reading aloud great model texts seems to be the best way to teach voice to students. Another model text is The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. Both texts are written from a different view point of a traditional children’s tale. Read aloud these texts as models for students and then have them choose a different popular tale (Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Miss Muffet, Little Red Riding Hood, etc. )to write from a different view point.
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