It’s that time again! Time to join the lovely Scarlett from Speech is Sweet for the “Wild About Books Wednesday” linky party. Last week I told you a little secret...I love spin off books! I decided to keep the “3 Little Pigs” theme going this week with another therapy room favorite.
You’ve heard about the Three Little Pigs and their “encounter” with the Big Bad Wolf, right?! I bet you listened to those rotten Little Pigs, didn’t you? You can admit it! Haven’t you ever been told there’s always 2 sides to every story? Now you can hear the other side...with
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
BY JON SCEISZKA
This funny story tells how the wolf saw things go down. Maybe he’s not quite so big and so bad...just maybe!
If you haven’t found this book yet...you need it! Trust me! If you have found it let me give you a few of my therapy ideas!
-Of course as with any book we can work on vocabulary, sequencing and story retell.-I love COMPARING/CONTRASTING the spin off stories. Talk about how “The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf” and “The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs” are similar and how they are different.
-Talk about PERSPECTIVE TAKING! How were the perspectives of the Pigs and the Wolf different? How can 2 people see the same event in different ways?-Talk about EXPECTED /UNEXPECTED behaviors! If you needed sugar what would you do? The wolf eats the pig when he finds him. Would that be expected or unexpected? You get the idea!
-Let the kids EXPLORE! Bring in some straw, sticks and blocks (bricks). Let the kids try to build with each material. What works? What doesn’t work? Why does it work or why does it not work? Then they can even DESCRIBE the straw, sticks and blocks or bricks!
Hope you enjoy this book as much as we do! Now, run over to Speech Is Sweet to find some more fantastic books and ideas!
See you soon!