Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#347. Three Little Pigs

Language, level: Elementary
Posted by Zarina Venturi (
Student Teacher, Clovis, CA, U.S.A.
Materials Required: See Below
Concepts Taught: Comparing two versions of the Three Little Pig Story using a Venn Diagram

Lesson Plan

Name of Lesson: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Subject: Language Arts
Grade Level: First Grade

Anticipatory Set: The teacher will briefly review for the students some of the key elements set forth the earlier that day from the original version of "The Three Little Pigs."

Objective: The students will orally compare and contrast "The Three Little Pigs" with "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by using a giant Venn diagram drawn by the teacher.

Teacher Supplied Materials: The "True Story of the Three Little Pigs" book, the "Three Little Pigs Blues" song, a wolf "puppet", markers, crayons, scissors, stapler, pictures of scenes from "The Three Little Pigs," wolf sketches and lined paper.

Instruction: The teacher will read "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs" to the students and then ask them about some of key elements of the story. Using the Venn diagram, the teacher and the students will cooperatively compare and contrast the two versions of the stories.

Guided Practice: The teacher will guide and assist as needed during the comparison of the two stories.

Independent Practice: The students will be given some pictures from the original version of the story which they will correctly sequence, color and staple together to form their own booklet of "The Three Little Pigs." The students will also be given a copy of a wolf sketch and lined paper so that they may write two to three sentences about the wolf and then create their own "wolf holding the essay paper."

Closure: The students and the teacher will sing "The Three Little Pigs Blues."