1.)The teacher will prompt a discussion about the familiar story of the three little pigs. Then, the teacher will introduce the story by discussing with the students that there are always two sides to every story. Students may also discuss why it is important to know the correct order for some things.
2.)The teacher will show the transparency with the sequencing words on it (see attached) to the students. The class should work together to put the words in the correct order.
3.)Students will look at the book for the first time. The teacher will review the proper way to preview a book and make predictions based on information such as the title, author, and pictures.
4.)The teacher will instruct the students to listen as The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is read aloud. Students should be instructed to pay close attention to the order in which things happen in the story.
5.)The teacher will randomly pass out the comprehension cards to students to guide a discussion and review of the story. Previous predictions should be revisited at this time to see how accurate they were.
6.)Ask students which version of the story they believe. Have them write down the conclusions they feel can be drawn about this version of the story and the characters in the story. The students should be allowed to share the conclusions and express whether they believe the pigs' version or the wolf's version of the story. They should be encouraged to tell why and how they came to their conclusions. They should also give an explanation for why they believe the version they have chosen.
7.)The teacher will display the sentence strips. Students will work together to put these events in the proper sequence.
8.)At this time, students will complete a graphic organizer from the Makes Sense Strategies CD. This will be used as a guide as they create their own story paragraphs using sequencing words.
10.)Instruct students to write their own stories. Each story must utilize at least three of the key sequencing words presented at the beginning of the lesson. Students will illustrate their own stories when they have finished.