The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (2001): traditional tale
Vocabulary: refuses, slay, purest, fate, vivid
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas (1993): reversed version of traditional tale
Vocabulary: crumbled, prowling, grunted, trembling
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (1989): parody version of traditional tale
Vocabulary: fault, neighbor, diet
Prompt: Choose two of the three versions of The Three Little Pigs story. Compare and Contrast the two stories you have chosen.
Plan: Divide the class into groups of four and allow students to choose stories. Students will work as a team to fill out the compare and contrast worksheet.
Draft: Students will write their own pieces in their writing journals, or on provided writing sheets. They will perform this task independently. A group may be organized for the lower reading level students. After students have completed their pieces, type them out. Use the typed papers for future conferences with students.
The Three Piggy Opera
Brings the story of The Three Little Pigs to life. This would be done at the end of the unit and would be a performance for the class to give to other students, as well as their parents.