Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lessons...from the Three Little Pigs

In a previous post I shared a few lesson ideas to go along with the story Wolf. I like to continue the study by bringing in books like The True Story of The Three Little Pigs, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Little Javleinas...there are so many great versions of this classic story!!

Social Studies:
  • Getting along with others and taking time to see things from another person (Pig or Wolfe's) perspective.
  • Map Skills make a map of the 3 Little Pigs town, add streets, schools, grocery store...Incorporate Technology by setting up a model of the town and programming Sphero or another robotics ball to navigate the town.  
  • Create a new story about the 3 Little Pigs living in a different time or place.
  • Build/create a house for the pigs (Check out these great Ideas on Pinterest)
  • Study wolves and or pigs.
      Incorporate Technology by using a tool like Popplet for story mapping,
      character analysis...
  • Character 
  • Setting
  • Genre
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Write your own version of the story. Incorporate Technology by creating a digital book using something like Book Creator.
  • Share a puppet show, create puppets, backdrop...(great way to include Math and Art)
  • Graph Your Favorite Story, favorite character...
  • Create Related Story Problems and Have students Illustrate (great way to incorporate Art!) Problems could include: Money (pigs buying materials), Measurement (area, perimeter of the house), simple addition and subtraction (as houses are built and blown down)...
Students worked together to solve and illustrate math problem!

  • Build homes with linking cubes. This activity offers opportunities for understanding number and math concepts at many levels. Take a look at this post...Introducing Cube Connectors.
So many ways to make this a great study!! What would you add??