Author:
JoLynn
Subject:
Literature, Elementary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson, Lesson Plan, Media Object
Level:
Lower Elementary
Tags:
Lesson Plan, Story Retell
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML, Video

Education Standards

Retell the True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Retell the True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Overview

Students will practice story retell by viewing a video on an entertaining version of the Three Little Pigs from the wolf's perspective. Then they will retell it including key details and demonstrate understanding of the central message or lesson. The lesson will take about 30 minutes including a 9 minute video. Students should be familiar with the original version of The Three Little Pigs. 

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Summary

Students will practice story retell by viewing a video on an entertaining version of the Three Little Pigs from the wolf's perspective. Then they will retell it including key details and demonstrate understanding of the central message or lesson. The lesson will take about 30 minutes including a 9 minute video. Students should be famiiar with the original version of The Three Little Pigs. 

Background for Teachers

  • To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of the main elements of story retell including the character (s), problem(s), solution, central message or lesson of the story.

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Student Goals and Intended Outcomes:

Reading: Literature Standard 2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Students will be told that they will be watching an entertaining version of the Three Little Pigs story from the wolf's perspective to practice the reading skill to retell stories including key details and demonstrate understanding of their centeral message or lesson. 

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Student Background Knowledge

As a review the class will discuss retelling the story of the three little pigs with an outline on the board. Students will answer questions about who the characters are, the problem, and solution to the problem. Then discuss the central message or lesson of the story. 

Strategies for Diverse Learners

Students who are more skilled in their retell skills will be asked to tell the story first as an example. The teacher will provide pompts and support as needed.

This lesson provides a classroom climate of inquiry because it offers a story from a different perspecctive of the wolf. It encoruages a growth mindset because stduents are given opportunites to practice retell with support before being requried to show mastery. 

 

Step 3 - Instruction

Students will be instructed to look for the key details and take notes on them in their notebooks:

  • Characters
  • problem(s)
  • solution
  • central message or lesson of the story

The teacher will pause the video intermittently after hearing about the main details and write down what they are on the board. The teacher will write down these key details:

The teacher will ask questions about these main details and as a class hopefully come up with details similar to these: 

  • Characters: The wolf Al and the three little pigs. Wolves eat cute little animals. 
  • Problem: The wolf ran out of sugar while making a birthday cake for his grandmother. He needed to borrow a cup of sugar. He also had a cold.
  • Solution: he decided to ask his neighbor the pig for a cup of sugar. He tried to knock and was sneezing but the door fell in so he had to eat the pig that was laying there dead.
  • Next he tried again to ask the second little pig, but the house also fell in when he tried to knock and was sneezing again. He had to eat the second little pig too.
  • Last when he went to the third little pig he felt his sneeze coming on again. He was mad when the pig insulted his grandmother so he was trying to break in when the cops arrived. 
  • Lesson of the story: The wolf said he was framed! He wasn't really trying to hurt the pigs, just needed to borrow a cup of sugar. 

After the story, the teacher will retell the story including key details and the lesson of the story. 

Then students will be asked to recall and retell the story, they may use their notes. Students will be asked to include the key details including the characters, problem, solution, and central message or lesson of the story. They will demonstrate understanding by describing key details and the lesson of the story in the one they retell. They will be shown a visual with a C for the character, P for the problem, S for the Solution, O for other details and L for the lesson parts of the story they include and have it checked off. 

 

Sources

Lesson Video for The True story of the Three Little Pigs Attached

 

Step 4 - Assessments

Students will demonstrate their ability to retell the story and key details as well as the moral or lesson of the story will be noted in the rubric attached.