The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Lessons for teachers Lesson Ideas to Match the book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! "Here is the "real" story of the three little pigs whose houses are huffed and puffed to smithereens... from the wolf's perspective. This poor, much maligned wolf has gotten a bad rap. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with a sneezy cold, innocently trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his granny a cake. Is it his fault those ham dinners--rather, pigs--build such flimsy homes? Sheesh." Before Reading: -Read a version of the Original Three Little Pigs. -Explain that you will read another version of the story. -Share with the students the story for today. After You Read: -Brainstorm with your class what more they would like to know about A. -Ask students what other fairytales they know and how they would change if they were told from another point of view. -What point of view do your students feel is correct - the pigs or the wolf's point of view? Writing Prompts: 3.Can you really believe a pig?
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS COMMON CORE LISTENING This set of language arts activities is based on the the popular story "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" written by John Scieszka. The activities included are: * Comprehension Quiz with Student Notes Form * Cause/Effect Activity * Questioning Activity * Sequence Activity * Write a News Article Summarizing the Story * Small Group Discussion Cube * Vocabulary Wordsearch * Venn Diagram to Compare + Contrast to The Three Little Pigs **Answer keys are included where applicable The book is available at most libraries and on Amazon.com All new products are on sale for one day after they are listed! Copyright© 2014 Three Dog Graphx All rights reserved by author. Keywords: Three Little Pig activities, listening activities, listening comprehension, read-aloud activities, Three Little Pigs unit, Three Little Pigs lessons, read-aloud lesson plans, reading lessons, read-aloud activities, read-aloud activiity
A Squash and a Squeeze - Video in the webpage (Julia Donaldson) Written by Julia DonaldsonIllustrated by Axel Scheffler This book, which started its life as a song on children’s television, tells the story of a little old lady who thinks that her house is too small. ‘My house is a squash and a squeeze,’ she complains to a wise old man. He advises her to take various animals into her house – first a hen, then a goat, then a pig and finally a cow, who dances on the table. Characters Narrator(s) Little Old Lady Wise Old Man Hen Goat Pig Cow The House (made up of a circle of children who also chant or sing the chorus – they can be divided into doorway, window, curtains and larder) Props and Costumes A low sturdy table A chair (optional) A shelf with a jug on it Simple hats or masks for the animals A bowler hat and walking stick for the wise old man Maybe an apron for the old lady Optional sound effects However, the book can also be performed as a story without music. Preparation Contributed by Joyce Dunbar.
Bio Cube The Bio Cube interactive has been changed to a new format: the Cube Creator. Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Story Cube: In this cube option, students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Create-Your-Own Cube: Working on a science unit? Students can save their draft cubes to revise later. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Bio Cube and Mystery Cube in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. back to top Name Tag Glyphs
Nothing Beats the Real Thing! Resource Downloads. Persuasive Language For teachers wishing to assist students to prepare for the NAPLAN writing task. This resource includes a classroom-ready writing task, complete with marking criteria modelled on the NAPLAN rubric. Rabbit-proof Fence An examination of sources to assist students assess the representation of history in films, reflect on opinions about the Stolen Generations and explore copyright. Copyright & Digital Citizenship To develop students’ understanding of good digital citizenship, copyright and the impact of content piracy. Making Movies Making Movies is a free online resource for secondary school students that provides a comprehensive insight into how films are made and the people who make them. Print Units What kind of Australia do you want? Students respond to questions about the type of creative world they want to live in. Is it all my own work? Help students tell what’s legal and what’s not in creating their own work and navigating the digital world. How do laws change?
'Once Upon a Time' review: Fractured fairy tale has potential, but no happy ending yet – Screener The 2011-12 season has thus far not been a great one for new drama. The networks took a couple of high-concept swings (“Terra Nova,” “Pan Am”) and have produced a few solid performers (“Unforgettable,” “Person of Interest”), but on the whole nothing has really broken through and become the show to watch. “Once Upon a Time,” which premieres Sunday (Oct. 23) on ABC, may or may not change that. It’s flawed, to be sure — we wonder about how it could sustain a long-term run, and one part of the show isn’t as interesting as the other. But we have to give it points for ambition: No other new show this fall is attempting to tell a bigger story, and we’re hoping the rough patches smooth out and it fulfills the potential that’s there in its very strong cast and premise. The show is one of two premiering in the next week (NBC’s “Grimm” is the other) that use fairy tales as their jumping-off point, but otherwise are pretty different.
Read & Listen The Three Little Pigs Fairy Tale for Children's Click to listen to this story English Traditional Once upon a time there were three little pigs. One day they set out from the farm where they had been born. The first little pig met a man carrying some straw, and he asked him if he might have some to build himself a house. “Of course, little pig,” said the man. A big bad wolf lived nearby. “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.” “No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin, I’ll not let you in!” So the wolf shouted very crossly, “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, Till I blow your house in!” And he huffed and he puffed, and he HUFFED and he PUFFED until the house of straw fell in, and the wolf ate the little pig for his supper that evening. The second little pig was walking along the road when he met a man with a load of wood. “Of course,” said the man, and he gave him a big pile of wood. When he saw another little pig, this time in a wooden house, he called out, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.” To which the pig replied, So the wolf shouted,
Results on ReadWriteThink Find content from Thinkfinity Partners using a visual bookmarking and sharing tool. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Results from ReadWriteThink 1-10 of 58 Results from ReadWriteThink Sort by: Classroom Resources | Grades K – 2 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language ABC Match ABC Match is a game that has students practice letter-recognition fluency while honing their memories. page | 1 2 3 4 5 6 Comprehension Lessons A Sample Lesson is provided for each of the six basic comprehension strategies. While we need to teach children in the primary grades what these strategies are and how to use them, we don’t recommend that they be taught in isolation. The modules will provide guidance in developing a repertoire of instructional practices that can be incorporated into meaningful units of study. The introduction to each strategy discusses what the strategy is, why we teach children to use it, and ideas for lessons that teach various aspects of the strategy. Most of the sample lessons represent practices that we want children to use over and over, such as noticing their new learning, monitoring their thinking, or separating important information from interesting details. To build expertise in teaching strategic thinking to beginning readers, we need to notice and appreciate the small shifts in children’s behaviors that signal growth in becoming thinkers. We recommend beginning with the Monitoring module.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs: Process Monday's Lesson Before Reading The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs You Will: In groups, retell what you can remember of the traditional story of The Three Little Pigs. (Each student may have a slightly different recollection of the story). Read Aloud & Venn Diagram Listen for story differences as I Read aloud The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs We will discuss what you remembered from the traditional story and compare/contrast the two versions In pairs you will create a VENN DIAGRAM using the provided online resource. If There Is Time Remaining…Online Investigation Continue to work in pairs as you and your partner investigate the SurLaLune Fairy Tales website. Tuesday's Lesson Follow-Up Discussion We will begin today by first sharing (as a class) the different versions of The Three Little Pigs that were explored on the SurLaLune Fairy Tales website. Group Work and Reader’s Theater I will break you into 4 Groups Each group will be responsible for a Reader’s Theater Project Wednesday's Lesson
Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail. For additional ideas on how to use this tool outside of the classroom, see Timeline in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented. Graphic Map Plot Diagram
Writing Letters / Postcards : Stephen Fry: the letter that saved my life - video "Stephen Fry explains how a few short words turned his life around as a troubled teenager, and imagines the fantasy letter he would send to Oscar Wilde to rescue him from the shame and despair that blighted his final years. Job application forms : Online Job Application Form Resource Site - Find Printable Applications. - with videos "It is a resource that provides hundreds of printable and online applications for retail stores, department stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, shops, etc. Business writing : Business writing - Lessons with Answer key (British Council) Emails : How to write an email (YouTube) How to write letters and e-mails (englishingambier.over-blog.com) Essays : Writing Tips: Essay Builder (actden.com) "Explores the parts and provides step-by-step directions for writing essays." Biographies : Click on the picture. Diary : Stories / Fairy Tales : Film reviews : Books : Book reviews :
Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. Grades K – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Word Study with Henry and Mudge Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.