Jack and the Beanstalk
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Jack                                                                                                 13% of story
Stage 1- Early Reader

I am Jack. I live with my mom. A man gave me beans. What are they for?

Giant                                                                                              11% of story
Stage 2- Beginning Reader

Mine, mine, mine! Everything is mine! I am a bad Giant. I want all that I see. Ha! Ha! Who will stop me?

Merry the Good Fairy                                               27% of story
Stage 3- Transitional Reader

I'm Merry, the kind and beautiful fairy who takes care of everyone in my land. I used to sing beautiful songs to them every day . until the evil giant came and took over our kingdom. All my treasures were taken. The giant is now the king. Can anyone help me?

Jack's Mother                                                                    8% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader

I'm Jack's mother. I spoiled my son, and now I must help him learn to change his selfish ways. I gave him the task of selling the only thing we own, a cow. I was very angry when he brought home only a few worthless beans. Will Jack ever learn to think of others first?

Small Parts                                                                              3% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader

Butchers, an old peddler, street vendors, and neighbors.

Narrator                                                                                         38% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!