for Pig Day
students will complete story maps and compose their own
fictional story about pigs.
- Read or retell the
"Three Little Pigs".
- Discuss the terms
Characters, Setting, Plot. Plot may be broken
down into Events 1, 2, 3, etc.
- Have the students complete
Map for the "Three Little Pigs".
This could be done as a whole class, in pairs, or
individually, depending on the grade level.
- Give each student a Story
Map to create their own stories. (The Kindergarten
level may want to do this as a whole class
activity.) Tell them one of the characters needs
to be a pig, but they may choose their other
characters, the setting and the plot.
- As an alternative for
younger children, or those who need help thinking of
ideas. Have "idea boxes" created ahead
of time. There will be a "Character Idea
Box", a "Setting Idea Box", and a
"Plot Idea Box". Have slips of paper
in each box with appropriate suggestions written on
them. Here are some examples:
- Character Ideas - A dog, an alien, a whale, a child,
a bear, a cow...
- Setting Ideas - A farm, a candy store, a park, a
beach, a school, a backyard...
- Plot Ideas - Are meeting each other for the first
time, are fighting over a toy, are looking for
something to eat, are inventing a special
machine... Allow the students to pick an idea
out of the boxes.
- Once the story map is
complete, the students will write their stories using
the map as a guide.
- Have a lesson on
adjectives, listing words used to describe pigs.
- Have the students write a
sequel to "The Three Little Pigs".
- Have a phonics lesson on
the letter 'P', or on 'ig' family words.
- Write some "Pig