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  • Asking Questions: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Determining Importance: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Connections: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.2 W.4.8
  • Making Inferences: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Super Pack


    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs takes the classic tale of the Big Bad Wolf and turns it on its head. In this version, the wolf tells the story from his perspective as a wrongfully punished criminal. Students will thoroughly enjoy comparing and contrasting this new take on a familiar tale while also practicing retelling and summarizing, making inferences and asking questions at a more sophisticated level.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Compound Words
    • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
    • Running Record Assessment
    • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
    • Answer Keys
    • Complete Common Core Alignment
    • and More!
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    Comprehension Strategy Resources

    All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment

    Asking Questions with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


    This story offers a unique opportunity for students to experience a very familiar tale from a very different perspective. This will naturally prompt readers to ask questions they’ve never asked before about the characters, setting and plot.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Determining Importance with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a smart choice for readers who are becoming more sophisticated at determining importance while reading. Readers will need to recognize how the text structure and character descriptions in this version tell us something new and important about this classic story.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Making Connections with the True Story of the Three Little Pigs


    In this lesson plan, readers will be encouraged to stop throughout the book to make text-to-text connections between this version of the story and the traditional version of the Three Little Pigs.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.2 W.4.8
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    Making Inferences with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


    This is an ideal book for readers who are working to make inferences while reading. Students will apply what they already know about the characters from the original story along with recent new developments from this book to infer reasons for the emotions and actions of each character.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    Retelling and Summarizing with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


    This book and lesson plan are a smart choice for practicing retelling and summarizing with advanced readers. At this stage, students will be quite familiar with the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. This lesson plan will challenge readers to think about the ways this version of the story compares to the original so they can accurately summarize the purpose of this story.
    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.6 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
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    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Extension Activity


    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.
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    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.
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    Student Resources in Spanish


    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.
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    Word Work

    A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Word Work - Compound Words


    If you use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your students’ framework and directly tie in word study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching a phonics lesson about compound words. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    RF.4.3 RF.4.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Vocabulary Connections


    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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