The play was fantastic and as always all the actors and actresses sign autographs and answer questions.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
-Have student retell the original version as you write the key elements to the story on chart paper.
-Explain that you will read another version of the story. The True Story of The Three Little Pigs.
-Discuss how this story is told by the wolf and the original is told by the pigs.
-Generate discussion on a time when you saw a situation differently than a friend did. Perhaps you could bring up something
that happened on the playground or in your classroom to get the ball rolling.
-Share with the students the story for today. Let them look at the front cover and let them predict what they think the wolf will say about the situation. Turn to the inside first page and have students also predict why he might be in jail. (The picture is of the wolf behind bars.)
-Ask students what other fairytales they know and how they would change if they were told from another point of view. How would Cinderella's stepsisters tell her famous story? How would Snow White's stepmother explain what happened to her? Have children write their own versions of famous fairy tales with a twist.
-What point of view do your students feel is correct - the pigs or the wolf's point of view?
-Compare the two stories:
brainstorm some things that happened in the Three Little Pigs story that did not happen in the True Story
This story is rich in descriptive words & could be used for a lesson on adjectives. Take three sentences from the book and place them in your pocket chart. Have students highlight the adjectives for you. Have students volunteer to circle the nouns the adjective describes.
-Introduce students to skip-counting by three. Use counters (pig erasers) to demonstrate.
-Discuss ordinal numbers using The Three Little Pigs. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
-Compare the weight of straw, sticks, and bricks, use a balance scale to demonstrate.