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    The Original Style of Jon Scieszka Jon Scieszka has an original style that is all his own. Many of his books such as The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, and The Frog Prince Continued have led several people to believe that he has created a new genre of children's literature: using unique perspectives to retell classic fairy tales. But what motivated Scieszka to become an author? And how does he come up with his innovative ideas? I will answer

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    Comedic Creativity in the Works of Jon Scieszka When it comes to authors, Jon Scieszka is at the top of the list of those who have mastered the art of continuing a theme throughout their work. All of Jon's books have one theme in common: comedic creativity. Never expect the ordinary from a Scieszka book. Wacky themes are Scieszka's trademark and no book is a better example of this than The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. In this book, Scieszka took sticking with a theme to heart

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    Comparing Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith to Tim Burton Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's Baloney (HENRY P.) and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas illustrations encourage us to see the world through a distorted lens. I would like to compare how similar but yet how different the two illustrators are in the way they show their work in a distorted view. Scieszka and Smith have made Henry P. a different kind of sci-fi adventure of a boy explaining to his teacher why he was late to school. Smith

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    Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka Once upon a time there was a story called "The Gingerbread Man" and a little girl who loved to hear the story every night at bedtime. Each night at bedtime, the little girl's kind father would tell the story to his little girl. He knew how much his daughter loved the story and so he was happy to tell the story over and over and over again, well ... almost. One night when the dad, whose name was Jon, was asked for the fifty gazillionth time

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    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf Have you ever wondered what the wolf's side of The Three Little Pigs story was? Well, Jon Scieszka gives his readers the opportunity to see a different perspective dealing with this very circumstance. In many of his books, including The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf, Scieszka has used this style of writing that varies from the norm. Every turn of the page gives rise to new wonder and suspense as to what the reader will encounter as

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    Literature Focus Unit

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    Literature Focus Unit Day One, Session One: Materials: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka, Literary Report Cards worksheet, student journals, pencil Introduce story: 1. A grand conversation about different versions of well known fairytales (Ashpet and Cinderella etc.)-Prepare 2. Show students the cover of the book and read the title and then ask for predictions about the book- Prepare, Read Read the story aloud to the students cover to cover- Read After finishing

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    David Wiesner's The Three Pigs and Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs "Three pigs...Straw, sticks, bricks...Huffs and puffs...You probably know the rest. It's an old story, and every time someone tells it the same thing happens. But who says it's suppose to? Who's in charge of this story? Who gets to decide? Has anyone asked the pigs? No? Well, it's about time someone did" (Wiesner). Well... "...I'll let you in on a little secret ...nobody has ever heard my side of

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    The Powerful Effect of Fake News

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    the new media of television on the rest of the industry. Television continues to influence the media, which recently an era of comedic television shows that specialize in providing “fake news” has captivated. The groundbreaking The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and its spin-off The Colbert Report have successfully attracted the youth demographic and have become the new era’s leading political news source. By parodying news companies and satirizing the government, “fake news” has affected the media

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    Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

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    In Jon Krakauer's novel Into the Wild, the main character, Chris McCandless, seeks nature so that he can find a sense of belonging and the true meaning of who he is. However, it is the essence of nature that eventually takes his life away from him. At the end of his life, he is discovers his purpose and need of other people. After Chris McCandless death in Alaska, Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to reflect on the journey that McCandless makes. Krakauer protrays McCandless as a young man who is reckless

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    process through wildfires caused by lightning. However, progress did not come lightly and through the search for further progress, humans are inevitably reunited with unintended negative consequences for which Edward Tenner called “revenge effects”. In Jon Krakauer’s “Selections from Into the Wild,” Christopher McCandless was adamant about achieving “true progress” in life in the hope of demonstrating to others his ability to be completely independent from society. In order to live up to his self-established

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