Three Little Pigs Teacher's Page
WebQuest for Grades 3 - 4, WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University

 

INTRODUCTION
Perhaps you have heard the story about the Three Little Pigs. As the Big Bad Wolf tries to get the pigs to let him come in their house they say the above phrase, "not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin." In this story we really don't learn about the pigs themselves. Our task is going to be to describe what the real Three Little Pigs looked like. Do pigs really have hair on their chins?

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
Go to this internet address and print off the 4 pages to give to students as a handout with information. This could be read to the class by you or students can share handout.

 

EVALUATION
Rubric for The Three Little Pigs Projects

Competency 

10 pts.

8 pts.

6 pts.

0 pts.

Knowledge and Description of pigs Student demonstrates full knowledge and writes a complete description of pigs selected. Student is at ease with content, but fails to elaborate on description of pigs. Student is uncomfortable with content and fails to elaborate on description of pigs. Student does not grasp information and fails to write a description of the pigs
Uses correct spelling and punctuation. Paragraphs have no errors in punctuation, capitalization, or spelling. Paragraphs have one or two punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors. Paragraphs have three to five punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors. Paragraphs have three to five punctuation, capitalization, and spelling errors.
Pictures of pigs are colored and detailed. Pictures are colored neatly with lots of details. Pictures are colored but lack details. Pictures are colored but no details. Pictures are not colored and no detail.
Neatness. Work is neatly done. Work has one or two areas that are sloppy. Work has three or four areas that are sloppy. Work is illegible.

MISSOURI GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS

Reading - 1E, 1F, 1I, 3A, 3D

Writing - 1A, 2E, 2F,

Listening and Speaking - 1A, 1B

Information Literacy - 1B, 2A

 
National Education Standards

SCIENCE STANDARDS

  • Life Science
  • Science and technology in Society

TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS

BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Language Arts: Reading Standards, Grade 3-5, Sec. 7

 

HINTS FOR STUDENT OR TEACHER USE:

  • Students could write their own "Three Little Pigs" story using the information they found out about the swine breeds.
  • You could visit a farm that raises pigs.
  • Have a farmer bring in baby pigs. You could identify the breed, weigh, and measure their length. You could make a chart on which pig each student liked the most. Make a pig shape booklet about their experiences.
  • You could read Charlotte's Web by E. B. White to the class.

MORE WEBSITES TO VISIT

Alphabetical listing of different varieties of swine
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/swine/

Felt Board Three Little Pigs
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/felt/3pigs/feltpig.shtml

Pig Shape for Booklet
http://www.abcteach.com/Animals/pig2.htm



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This page was developed by Deborah Richardson, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau. Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.