Helen Ketteman
Bubba, the Cowboy Prince and Heat Wave lesson plans and teaching resources

Bubba: A Cinderella story
Anticipation guide and 7 activities to develop comprehension with Bubba, the Cowboy Prince . This lesson is designed for grade 4.

Cinderella Folk Tales: Variations in Character
Designed for grades 3-5, this unit plan focuses on how folks tales change in different cultures. Students will define the essential qualities of a Cinderella tale and cite specific examples for support from at least two variations.

Cowboys and Castles: Interacting With Fractured Texas Tales
Students explore five different ways to respond to text. Students engage with the text by talking back to characters in "Cinderella," dramatizing events in Bubba the Cowboy Prince , inserting themselves into the story of "Little Red Riding Hood," and critiquing and controlling story elements in Little Red Cowboy Hat . After comparing and contrasting Little Red Riding Hood and Little Red Cowboy Hat , students plan and create an original fractured tale. This unit plan takes 5 days; follow tabs for complete information.

Fairy Tales in New Settings
The writer will first choose a fairy tale that he/she is very familiar with. Next, he/she will choose a completely different setting (time and place) for their story. The writer will then fracture the fairy tale by telling an interesting new story that uses the same basic plot elements, but different character and setting details. This lesson plan focuses on idea development.

Y'all Are Invited to a Hoe Down Wedding
Students will write a wedding invitation in response to the fractured fairy tale, Bubba the Cowboy Prince .

Heat Wave
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.