LESSON PLAN BY: Katherine Keeling


LESSON ADAPTED FROM: www.scholastic.com


Lesson: Fairytale Homes                                                                           Length: 35 minutes


Age or Grade Intended: Kindergarten


Standard 2: Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

K.2.4.: Retell Familiar stories.


Performance Objective:

After being read the story of The Three Little Pigs, students will be able to create “fairytale homes” based on the story, and be able to retell the story of The Three Little Pigs using their own words.


Advanced Preparation by the Teacher:

The teacher will need to have and read the book, The Three Little Pigs.

The teacher will need to have and provide materials for creating the three pig’s different types of homes. (Brick, straw, and sticks. Wooden blocks, or interlocking blocks for bricks, straw, and craft sticks)

Tape, scissors, glue or paste, string, and craft sticks (for the story puppets)

Photocopy of the characters from The Three Little Pigs



Introduction/Motivation: To introduce the lesson show the students the book. Ask them what they think is going to happen in the book. Have they ever read this book before? Has anyone ever seen a pig before?


Step by Step Plan:

1. Have the students gather in a semi circle around the teacher on the floor. The teacher should then show the students the book, introducing them to the book, and asking them questions (as stated above).


2.Then the teacher should read the book, asking students simple short answer questions throughout the book, keeping the students engaged (What do you think will happen next?). While reading the parts about the different types of houses make sure to point out the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of homes the pigs build. (Brick is sturdy, but heavy, sticks are light but break, and can blow away. Straw is light, but can fall over easily.) Ask the students what they would build a house out of.


3. After the book has been read tell students to go back to their seats.


4. Give each table of students some “bricks,” straw, and sticks. Make sure to give the students scissors to cut the straw and sticks, and tape to put the materials together. Also provide string and glue to allow the students to be creative when getting their “homes” to stay together. Explain to the students that they will be creating the homes from the story of The Three Little Pigs. Show them an example of a “fairytale home.” Ask if the students have any questions, and reassure them you will be traveling around the classroom, observing them and helping them when needed.     


5. When the students are finished building their “homes,” give the students the photocopied paper of the three pigs and the wolf to cut out and color.


6. After they have colored and cut out the characters, have them glue or paste the characters onto a craft stick. Then instruct the children to use the puppets they have made, as well as the homes to retell the story of The Three Little Pigs to their fellow classmates.


Closure: Invite students who would like to come to the front of the classroom with their homes, and individually retell the story of The Three Little Pigs to do so. Have the students take turns retelling the story to their classmates.


Adaptations/Enrichment: For students who are hearing or visually impaired, place those students closest to you in the semi- circle while reading the story. This allows for the hearing impaired to hear the teacher, and the visually impaired students to be able to see the pictures in the story clearly.


During the building of the “fairytale homes” make sure those students who have trouble problem solving, or understanding directions are in a group with gifted students or students that problem solve, and comprehend new ideas well. This will allow the students to receive some peer help. Also, make sure while the children are creating their “homes” to walk around and pay extra attention to those students who might need your help.


Self Reflection: Observe the students over the course of the lesson. See if they both understood and enjoyed the lesson. Look for parts of the lesson that could be improved, and think of ways that the lesson could be adapted if need be. The teacher should then ask themselves the following questions; did the students comprehend the story? Can the students identify the main characters in the story? Did the students seem to enjoy the lesson?


Bloom’s Taxonomy:


Level 1: Knowledge: While reading through the story, The Three Little Pigs, ask the students questions that will demonstrate their understanding of what is happening in the story, ask questions throughout the reading that will keep students engaged and interested.


1. Do you think the house made out of sticks will hold up while the Big Bad Wolf is huffing and puffing? Why or Why not?


2. What do you think is going to happen next in the story?


Level 2: Comprehensive: Students will apply their knowledge of the story, The Three Little Pigs to orally retell the story in their own words, after listening to the teacher read the story. They will then create their own “fairytale homes” and characters.


Level 3: Application: Students will construct “fairytale homes” for their pig puppets, out of materials provided by the teacher. Students will also apply their knowledge of the story, The Three Little Pigs to retell the story orally in their own words.


Level 4: Analysis: Students will be able to understand the relationship between the pigs and the wolf, and why the pigs did not want the wolf to come into their homes.


Level 5: Synthesis: Students will build “fairytale homes” and create puppets from the story The Three Little Pigs, and be able to discuss the story amongst themselves, after listening to the story read aloud to them. Students will be able to comprehend and answer the following question:


1.      What do you think would have happened in the story if all three of the pigs had built their house out of bricks? How would the wolf have tried to get in?


Level 6: Evaluation: The evaluation of the students understanding of the story will take place throughout the lesson. The students will apply there problem solving skills to construct “fairytale homes” based on the type of homes the pigs built in the story. Orally the students will be able to retell the story, The Three Little Pigs using their knowledge of the story and the sequence of events that take place in it.


Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence’s

The reading of The Three Little Pigs to the class by the teacher is a verbal/linguistic activity. During the modeled reading by the teacher, the students will learn the story, and be able to retell it to others in their own words. The students will also be required to answer simple questions about the content of the book throughout the reading.


The building of the “fairytale homes” is a visual/spatial activity. The students are required to use creative and abstract thinking when figuring out how they are going to design and create their own “fairytale homes” using the materials provided.


The retelling of the story by students to one another is an interpersonal activity. It requires students to retell their fellow classmates the story of The Three Little Pigs using their own words, and understanding of the book. Building the “fairytale homes” is also an interpersonal activity because it requires students to work with each other while sharing materials.


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