The Three Billy Goats Gruff…A twist on the original!
Students will love hearing this version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff…with a fishy twist at the end! In this retelling, the three Goats are eager to cross the troll-guarded bridge to reach to delicious green grass on the other side. Will the angry troll get a taste of his own medicine this time?
This interactive read aloud is designed for one class period, however extensions can be taken over several days. The lesson objective is: Students will be able to retell The Three Billy Goats Gruff by sequencing important events. At the end of the lesson, after students participate in discussion about key actions and events, students will write in response to the prompt: Retell the story from beginning to end. Include important events and actions of the characters.
In addition to retelling the story (the lesson’s main objective), extension skills and strategies include: predicting, inferring, vocabulary, using text evidence, creative writing, and more!
In the lesson plan, target questions are posed along with expected student answers and scaffolding questions to support students as needed. The scaffolding questions are designed to help students organize their thinking and understanding in smaller chunks to reach the target question.
The essential question, objective, and questions are in the lesson plan, but also in a printable format to be projected or posted for the lesson.
This lesson focuses on 11 key vocabulary words. Other vocabulary words may be pertinent for your students: included are blank vocabulary cards so that you can customize for your students’ needs.
-Lesson Plan page w/ text’s big idea, EQ, target, vocabulary list, assessment, and teacher language
-Teacher's questioning guide w/stopping points, questions, expected answers, and possible scaffolding questions
-Template to print questions/vocabulary on post-its and place in the book before teaching for easy reference. Please note: on each post-it, you will find (for the corresponding page) key vocabulary, the main lesson plan questions and scaffolding questions.
-Quick print form of the questions to be projected/posted during read aloud
-Graphic Organizer with lesson questions for students to collect their own thinking during the read aloud
-Assessment task cards (3 differentiated variations for students’ varying abilities)
Extensions and Extras to continue the learning:
-11 vocabulary cards and 3 blank cards
-student vocabulary graphic organizer to infer meaning of words and phrases and provide context clues (answer key Included)
-2 versions of a vocabulary 4-square activity
-Write a letter to the troll activity
-creative writing page using vocabulary words from the text (2 differentiated variations for students’ varying abilities)
-3 kinds of Extension and Discussion task cards (3 to a page)
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