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The Three Little Pigs

 

 

Looking at the Characters in a Traditional Story

 

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First read the first part of the story The Three Little Pigs

 

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The Three Little Pigs

A long time ago, there were three little pigs that lived on a farm. They loved being on the farm with all the other animals. However one day, the eldest pig said to the others that the time had come for them to leave the farm. That night, they packed up their things and left the farm.

 

The pigs decided that the first thing to do was to each build their own house. They found a nice spot in a forest. The first pig built his house out of straw, which was not very strong. The second pig built his house out of sticks, which were a bit stronger. But the third pig built his house out of bricks, which were very strong.

 

The pigs did not know that, as they were building their new houses, they were being watched by a hungry wolf.

 

As soon as it was dark, the wolf crept up to the house of the first pig and knocked on the door.

 

"Little pig, little pig," he said, quietly, "let me come in."

 

"Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin!" replied the pig.

 

"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in!" growled the wolf, angrily.

 

With that, he took a deep breath and blew the house down. Then he ate the little pig and ran back into the forest.

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Questions

 

write-your-answer 1. The setting in a story is the place where the story is set. What is the setting at the start of this story?


write-your-answer 2. The setting changes when the pigs start to build their own houses. Where is this new setting?


write-your-answer 3. Nouns are naming words that name people, places or things. Write four more nouns (the names of things) that were in the part of the story that you have just read.

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c.  


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write-your-answer 4. Verbs are doing words that describe actions. The three pigs packed their things and left the farm. Write four verbs that describe an action that the wolf did.

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b. 


c.  


d. 


 

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Adjectives describe nouns

The first stories did not use many adjectives to describe things

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Imagine you are writing a story about the three pigs in the picture above.

Fill in the gaps below with the adjectives you would use to describe the things in the story.

 

write-your-answer 5. Use an adjective to describe the number of a noun ➡️ the _______ front doors

write-your-answer 6. Use an adjective to describe colour of a noun ➡️ the _______ hat

write-your-answer 7. Use an adjective to describe the height of a noun ➡️ the _______ tree

write-your-answer 8. Use an adjective to describe what something is like ➡️ the _______ wolf

write-your-answer 9. Use an adjective to describe the age of a noun ➡️ the _______ bricks

 

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Adjectives describe nouns

 

nouns name

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a house

adjectives describe

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a new house

 

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Verbs tell us what action is being done

 

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The third little pig built a house out of bricks.

 

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Look again at the house that each pig built

 

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write-your-answer 10. Which pig was the most sensible?


 

write-your-answer 11. Which pig was the least sensible?


 

write-your-answer 12. If you were a little pig what type of house would you build and why?


 

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Adverb Extension Activity

 

Verbs tell us what action is being done

Adverbs tell us how this action was done

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The first little pig built a house sloppily.

 

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The second little pig built a house hurriedly.

 

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The third little pig built a house carefully.

 

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 Can you describe the wolf in five different ways? 

 

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Use the list below to help you describe the wolf and make the wolf seem nasty.

 

1. The way that the wolf talks.

2. The way that the wolf walks.

3. The way the wolf looks at you.

4. The things that the wolf says.

5. The things that the wolf does.

 

You should use the adjectives or adverbs from the table to describe the wolf...

 

 Adverbs tell us how a verb was done. 

Adverbs can be used in stories to describe the way in which a character does an action: 

 

The first little pig built his house sloppily.

 

The wolf spoke nastily.

 

Adverbs often end in ly.

 

Download the Three Little Pigs Adjectives and Adverbs Resources

 

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Write five sentences that make the wolf seem nasty.

 

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write-your-answer 17.


 

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Creative Writing Activity

  

Look at the picture of the first little pig standing next to the house he has built.

 

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Choose adjectives from the word bank below to write a description of the first little pig.

 

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Download the Three Little Pigs Adjectives Banks

 

 

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write-your-answer 18. Now describe of the first little pig


 

Look at the picture of the second little pig standing next to the house he has built.

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Choose adjectives from the word bank below to write a description of the second little pig.

 

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write-your-answer 19. Now describe of the second little pig


 

Look at the picture of the third little pig standing next to the house he has built.

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Choose adjectives from the word bank below to write a description of the third little pig.

 

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write-your-answer 20. Now describe of the third little pig


 

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End of lesson Pair Thinking Activity 

You are going to work with a partner on this activity. 

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Homework

 

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