The True Story of the Three Little Pigs fable 2nd, 3rd grade Reading Activities

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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The fractured fable The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Reading Activities for 2nd and 3rd grades (pairs well with The BAD GUYS movie) includes vocabulary games, crafts and reading skills like compare and contrast, determining the genre, point of view, summarizing, sequencing, analyzing the characters, cause and effect, and determining the moral. It's full of engaging cross-curricular lessons, activities, and worksheets which include a health lesson on covering your mouth when you sneeze unlike the wolf in this fable; a math lesson graphing who you believe, the pigs or the wolf; science lessons with information on wolves with comprehension questions; several writing lesson options including a recipe, a news report, an opinion paragraph, and a fractured fable highlighting point of view; and a study on words that include -ight and compound words.

Pairs well with THE BAD GUYS movie that came out in April 2022 about a wolf and his friends who set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Compare and Contrast the wolf from the movie to the wolf from the True Story of the Three Little Pigs. This unit also includes character worksheets for the Wolf in the movie. These are fun if your class has seen the movie, or you can just compare the Scieszka book to the traditional version of the Three Little Pigs.

Check out the preview pages to see some of the activities for yourself, especially the video preview!

Needed from school library or bookstore:

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Traditional version of The Three Little Pigs


Teacher instructions for every activity

Reading Activities

What is the True Story? Pre-reading Activity

Folktales: fable genre

Vocabulary Flashcards and games

Directions for BINGO

BINGO card

Crossword Puzzle

Vocabulary Quiz (differentiated)

Puppets: black & white and Color

Recounting the Story graphic organizer

Sequence of Events

Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram

Compare and Contrast Double Bubble

Point of View Anchor Chart

Who Said…?

Analyzing the Main Character

Good Choices?

Determining the Central Message (Moral)

Cause and Effect


Word Pattern: ight

Compound Words Puzzle pieces

Compound Words Worksheets


Cover Your Sneeze Health Chart


Whose side are you on? Vote

Whose side are you on? Graph and Questions


Whose side are you on? Graphic Organizer & Opinion Paper

Cupcake Recipe

News Report Graphic Organizer

Daily Wolf News Report

Little Red Riding Hood Writing Graphic Organizer

The True Story Of Little Red Riding Hood Stationary Black & white and Color


What Do You Know About Wolves which includes information and

comprehension questions


Build Your House Upon the Rock bible verses (included for Christian school/

home schools)

Answer Keys Included

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Includes cross-curricular activities

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Teacher instructions for every activity

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Craft ideas

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Anchor charts and graphic organizers to increase deeper thinking

Differentiated Quizes

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Includes color pages and black & white pages to save ink

Answer Keys

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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