After the students have a feel for the traditional story, I move on to the book written by Jon Scieszka "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs." This is probably one of my favorite books and activities to do with the kids. The story is from the perspective of Mr. A. Wolf. The story is not only funny, but gives another side to the characters. The students learn that there always two sides to the same story!!
Here are just some of the things we discuss while reading and analyzing this story:
- Compare and Contrast of characters, setting and outcome (I use venn diagrams as a visual of course)
- Discussion of character actions (do the students buy what A. Wolf is selling or do they believe the 3 Little Pigs?)
- Predictions throughout the reading of the story
- Discussion of alternate endings (I like for the students to try to come up with their own endings)