Comparing the Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
This folktale unit was created for use with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and a more traditional retelling of The Three Little Pigs. In my classroom, I use James Marshall’s version of the original folktale.
It contains: • Twelve comprehension strips with recording sheets • A compare and contrast writing activity with a graphic organizer • A summary writing activity for The Three Little Pigs • Creative writing prompts
All the activities are designed to help students compare and contrast, read for understanding, and think critically about folktales. All recording sheets and prompts are offered with and without handwriting lines.
This pack addresses the following Common Core Standards for Grade 1: *RL.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. *RL.1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. *RL.1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. *RF.1.4a: Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
This pack addresses the following Common Core Standards for Grade 2: *RL.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. *RL.2.7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. *RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. *RL.2.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. *RF.2.4a: Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
This pack addresses the following Common Core Standards for Grade 3: *RL.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. *RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. *RF.3.4a: Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
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I have been teaching elementary school in an urban district in Massachusetts for six years. I began my career teaching in first grade and have now transitioned into second grade. I especially enjoy creating engaging book studies and center activities for my students.
I believe in providing my students with plenty of positive reinforcement and a variety of ways to access any and all academic content. My lessons incorporate authentic, hands-on, and cooperative learning experiences whenever possible, and I provide many opportunities to build reading and writing skills across all content areas.
I hold a bachelor's degree from Clark University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Education and Sociology. My master's degree is in Teaching and is also from Clark University.