Explore the Story
Create four-door books by folding a sheet of paper in half “hamburger" (width) style. Open the paper and fold each side to the center to make two flaps. Cut each one in thirds to make six flaps.
On the top two flaps, students should write, “Who Am I?" Under the left-hand flap, they write Blanche’s name and, using the web created earlier, list several character traits associated with the girl. They also add supporting evidence from the story to “prove" their assertion. Under the right flap, they do the same to describe Rose.
Students now label the middle two flaps, “What Happened Before I Got the Eggs?" Under the left flap, they write and illustrate what happened when Blanche went to the house, while the right gets the same about when Rose was there.
Finally, the students write, “What Happened After I Got the Eggs?" on the last two flaps. They write and illustrate what happened when Blanche and Rose broke the talking eggs they took from the hen house.
Follow up by asking students to write a letter to each of the sisters, explaining how they feel about each girl’s actions. Extend the writing experience by allowing them to tell what they would have done if offered magic, talking eggs.