The Three Little Pigs is a classic tale of three engineering pigs and their efforts to stay safe from the antagonist, the Big Bad Wolf. This module uses puppets and dramatic retelling for students to demonstrate understanding of the core text. Pretending to be the Big Bad Wolf, students will huff and puff, creating art using straws and water colors. Like the pigs, students will become familiar with architectural vocabulary and describe structures in their own communities. This module, through differing points of view, teaches students about the qualities needed to overcome obstacles.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Look at that Building! for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Explore the Module
- The Three Pigs
- Introduction to Point of View
- A Change in Point of View
- Huff & Puff Blow Art
- Comparing & Contrasting Text
- Look at that Building!
- Building Vocabulary
- Be the Builder
At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Arch, Beam, Ceiling, Column, Dome, Door, Floor, Foundation, Frame, Roof, Triangle, Wall, Window
Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.