The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs - Gavin Bishop

Many stories have other stories that are similar but with a twist.  This is true for some of the classic stories that may bore children after some time.  So, when introducing classic literature in the elementary grades, it is fun to introduce several books at once that all originate as the same.  This book is the perfect example!

So many fun activities can be done with this story and those like it.  Have fourth grade students create book covers for each one you present and make a shelf for those. If there are many books, students can choose the three or otherwise, students can work in groups and rotate with one book at each rotation. 

(On the copy paper, have them fold it hamburger style and then write the who, what, when, where, why of the story on the inside.  They should create three of these.)  Then, have students create a 'bookshelf' with a legal size piece of paper by folding it hotdog style but only 2/3 of the way.  The 'books' can then be placed on the 'shelf'.  And if time allows, they can illustrate the covers and the shelf too.) 

As an individual activity, students could be asked to compare and contrast the stories they read and complete a venn diagram.  The title may be The Three Little Pigs but is this the same as the version you have always heard?


grade level equivalent 1.9