The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

K - 2nd

Students explore expressive reading. For this literature lesson, students read the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and interpret key themes. Students perform a different version of the text.

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1 hr

Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Three Little Pigs

Engage young learners in developing their reading fluency with their very own copy of The Three Little Pigs. Including a series fun illustrations, children will have a hard time putting this book down.

The Three Little Pigs

Students act out the story of The Three Little Pigs. They listen to the story, discuss the sequence of events, and using various costumes and props act out the story while the teacher reads the book.

Fairy Tales - Another Point of View

First graders compare and contrast two different versions of the fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs. They utilize a Venn diagram in order to document what is alike and different in the stories. The lesson includes an extensive activities list. 

Guided Reading: Three Little Pigs (Plus Wolf: Javalinas)

Guide your class through reading various versions of The Three Little Pigs. Talk about the traditional story line and then discuss a different point of view: Maybe the wolf was just an innocent bystander! This lesson plan, which has ideas for 18 days of language arts instruction, includes activities such as writing facts about wolves, completing a KWL about pigs, comparing different versions of the story, and creating poems about The Three Little Pigs.

Three Little Pigs

Students read the story Three Little Pigs and answer short answer questions as they read. In this Three Little Pigs lesson plan, students also make pig noses and act as though they are pigs.

What Is the True Story of the Three Little Pigs?

Cozy up and listen to a recording of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Javelinas. Then, lead your class in a compare and contrast of the two stories by creating a Venn diagram.


Students read books, learn about the letter p, and eat pigs n mud all to learn about pigs. In this pigs lesson plan, students also dance with pink ribbons and make pigs out of construction paper.

Sing Your True Story of the 3 Pigs

Learners listen to the alternative version of the Three Little Pigs story, the book "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" and select whether they relate to the wolf or the pig. After selecting a side, they create a song or a rap about their point of view.

Read it Like You Mean It!

First through third graders observe and demonstrate a variety of reading expression strategies. First start by reviewing some common digraphs and the sounds they make. Then listen to the teacher read different sentences with and without expression, discussing the effect of each. In pairs they read the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs using their reading expression strategies.

Three Little Pigs

Students compare separate versions of the same story.  In this fairy tale lesson, students read two versions of The Three Little Pigs and use props to simulate the stories visually.  Students create a Venn Diagram in class to compare and contrast the two versions of the story.

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