My class had a blast reading the text version of "The Pied Piper!" Then, we watched two different media clips, one from a movie and one from a cartoon about "The Pied Piper." We worked on comparing and contrasting the parts where he led the rats out of the town and then the children out of the town. Students completed Venn Diagrams about both clips from the media.
We also had a class discussion about questions we had while reading this story. Finally, students traced one of their feet to create the rats for our mural. My students really enjoyed our discussions and had several deep thinking questions afterwards.