Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Book Trailers & Other Links

Videos:
Clever Jack Takes the Cake read aloud.  Illustrations are also shown.  Unfortunately, the reader whispers some of it, making it hard to hear.  (12:49 minutes):
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q5zEnSvF9Q}

Animated retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”  3:25 minutes
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKB1_wBueFM}

 

Other Links:
Website of author Candace Fleming.  This website includes a picture and a video of Candace Fleming, a Teacher’s Guide and a Readers Theater for Clever Jack Takes the Cakewww.candacefleming.com

Website of illustrator G. Brian Karas.  Includes a biography and a photo of Karas.  A highlight, under the “blog” button, is a short video of approximately 2 ½ minutes of how he went about conceiving and executing the illustrations for the book, Nevillewww.gbriankaras.com

Publisher’s site.  Has a print interview with Candace Fleming which includes why she wrote Clever Jack Takes the Cakehttp://www.randomhouse.com/kids/catalog/author.pperl?authorid=8848

Includes a short video in which Candace Fleming describes how she began making up stories at a young age (2:25 minutes): http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/flemingc/

Discusses the difference between a folk tale and a fairy tale.  The most basic difference is that folk tales are passed down through the oral tradition and a fairy tale is a story with many of the qualities of a folk tale but is made up by an author.  The traditional story of “Jack and the Bean Stalk” is a folk tale, while our nominated book written by Candace Fleming, Clever Jack Takes the Cake, is a fairy tale.  “Jack tales” also have more specific qualities within the folk tale genre.  See links below.  http://surlalunefairytales.com/boardarchives/2006/may2006/difference.html

Information on the history of the “Jack tales”:
http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00492/page7.html
http://homepage.mac.com/wilsonh/jack/ http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/Projects/storytelling/jsthomps/tales.htm

A list of Jack tales which, if clicked on, can be read: http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00492/page7.html

Writing your own story, fairy tale or fractured fairy tale:
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/fairy-tales-from-life-42.html
http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/ridge/wq/savona/index.html http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/fairytales/ http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/story-maker

Link for “Growing a Story” game: http://dan.hersam.com/party-games.html

The first recipe on this website is for cupcakes: http://www.preparedpantry.com/PDF/baking-with-kids-guide.pdf

Includes a Teachers Guide giving ideas and printouts, and a print interview with Candace Flemings about why she wrote Clever Jack Takes the Cake:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/50333/clever-jack-takes-the-cake-by-candace-fleming#reader’sguide

Includes a list of classroom activities that could be used for Clever Jack Takes the Cake:
http://www.chickadeeaward.org/2011-2012/CleverJack.html


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