You must be a member of our "Writing Lesson of the Month" ning to post. Welcome to this Lesson: Voicing an Original Fairy Tale Narrator creating a unique fairy tale based on three little voices and one big bad voice This lesson idea was built for WritingFix after being proposed by Nevada teacher Dana Rankin at an SBC-sponsored inservice class.
This tells the "Three Little Pigs" story from the wolf's point of view. Ask the children to think of a story that they know well, and to write another version from another point of view.
Remind the children of the story and read chapter 15 - a description of the Chocolate Room. Ask the children who have read the story if they can think of any of the other rooms in the factory.
Make a list of these on the board for the children to refer to later. Now ask the children to make up a new room for the chocolate factory, making sure that they are as descriptive as possible.
Jessica Miller has also suggested the following idea: What might have happened if any of the other children had gotten the factory? Only try it with a class you are comfortable with, and who you think will cope with the situation.
Also try to add a little humour where possible, ensuring that the children are aware that it's not real - you're just pretending!
Choose a name for a missing person e. Before the lesson, put a chair in an empty space in the classroom. For the purposes of the lesson, pretend that this space is where "Paul" normally sits. Ask the children where "Paul" is.
They will probably look at you as though you are mad, but continually ask them where "Paul" is today. Tell them that he normally sits in his space point to the empty chair and that he was there yesterday, but he isn't there today.
Insist that they tell you where he is. Hopefully someone will make up a reason why "Paul" isn't in today. Argue with them, saying that you have heard differently. Ask if anyone knows anything else.
Ask who was the last person to see him. Continue like this for a while, with the children explaining where he is. Finally, say that as Paul is missing, we will have to make some missing person posters, explaining who Paul is with a picture so others can identify him!
When these are made, you could post them around the school. A missing person poster template can be found below. Read the story through with the children.
This could be in the form of a story, or a storyboard with accompanying pictures. When finished, the children could actually make the books for younger children in the school to read. Remind the children of the story and read the "Dreams" chapter to give the children some ideas. Ask them to make a recipe for a dream.
They could set it out like a cooking recipe with ingredients and mixing instructions and there should also be a short description of the dream which could be a "Golden Phizzwizard" or a "Trogglehumper". When all of the recipes are finished, they could be made into a "Dream Recipe Cook Book".
This activity is based on the Dr. Xargle series of books written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross.
Read through some of the books in the series. The children should write their own Dr.
Xargle story in which he teaches his class about a different aspect of Earth life e. This will encourage them to look at everyday life from a different point of view.
If there is enough time, they could also make illustrations to accompany their text. With the class, choose a name for the mascot, and discuss its background where it comes from, its friends and family, its likes and dislikes etc.
Let each child take the mascot and a book in which to write home for a few days at a time. While they are looking after the mascot, they should write a short story in the book outlining what the mascot has done during its stay with them. This can be true or the children can make up events e.
Encourage them to be as creative as possible. When the mascot returns to school, spend some time discussing what it has done and where it has been.This Three Little Pigs addition sheet is a great starter activity for your lesson, and introduces the topic of the Three Little Pigs nicely.
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Bring the story of the 3 little pigs to life with this 3 little pigs houses template srmvision.com will love the imaginary play time they can have with this much loved kids story. The printable Three Little Pigs crafts house template set includes a brick house, straw house and a stick house.
There's a cute little pig on the front of this printable, foldable booklet, which the kids are sure to love! use it for farm stories or facts, Year of the Pig research, practising writing, or just for your to do list!
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! "Here is the "real" story of the three little pigs whose houses are huffed and puffed to smithereens from the wolf's perspective. This poor, much maligned wolf has gotten a bad rap.
The True Story of The Three Little Pigs.-Discuss how this story is told by the wolf and the original is told by the pigs.