The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday

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Turn your classroom into a pig sty with a instructional activity based on the Appalachian folktale The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday. Similar to the story of The Three Little Pigs, the folktale tells a story of four pigs who leave home—and the fox they encounter. The instructional activity features reading comprehension activities, art projects, and extension activities about math and comparing sizes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the activities over several days, or use throughout a reading unit
  • Have kids take home some of the exercises to practice with parents
  • Use in a unit about farm animals, or when studying the letter p
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson involves a lot of pictures, which may take a toll on your printer, though all pictures are in black-and-white
Pros

  • Engaging for readers of all levels
  • Provides a variety of ways for kids to interact with the story and demonstrate their understanding
  • Comes with a version for second graders
Cons

  • None