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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs | Jon Scieszka
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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
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channingfortney
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This children's book won the Caldecott Medal. This story has many renditions where it is told slightly different or has slightly different characters. This one is about the wolf and the three pigs. The three pigs all build houses that they think will with stand anything. The wolf comes along seeking sugar, however, he really wants the pigs for dinner. This is a classic story that is entertaining and fun for kids to listen to. I highly suggest.

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emileescengie

“I had a terrible sneezing cold. I ran out of sugar”

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jdowney

If cheeseburgers were cute, folks would probably think you were big and bad too

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jdowney

Having different variations of a story is fun. It is also important to children to see how literature can change and adapt.

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jdowney
Pickpick

A different take on the classic story. This story is told from the perspective of the wolf. The wild tells his perspective and says this is the true story. Wolf was making a cake for grandmother, and needed a cups of sugar.

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mahala28

I think this is a great book for dissecting motivations and compare and contrast

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mahala28
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I loved this book. It is a truly funny perspective to see the character we all know as the villain try to justify his actions and retell the story as the “victim” . This book is quick and so fun

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Mboyd28

So they jazzed up the story with all of that “Huff and puff and blow your house down.“

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Mboyd28

I think this book is an excellent way to discuss point of view. When this story is told in the point of view of the wolf the reader gets an entirely different story than the classic tale.

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Mboyd28
Pickpick

This version of the classic tale is hilarious as it is told in the wolf's perspective. The wolf explains how everything was a misunderstanding and how the story was blown out of proportion. The illustrations are great and the story always gives me a laugh.

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mahala28
Pickpick

This story takes our traditional tale of the 3 pigs and flips it on its head. It tells us a new story from a new perspective, the wolf. Victimizing himself and trying to get you to see his side of things.

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analesemarrison

“That's when my nose started to itch. I felt a sneeze coming on. Well I huffed. And I snuffed. And I sneezed a great sneeze.“

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analesemarrison

This is a hilarious spin off as it tells the story of the three little pigs as the wolf explains why he is not the bad guy. This story is a classic to tell students especially the grades K-3rd.

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analesemarrison
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This story tells the story of the three little pigs from the wolf's perspective. He tries to tell his side of the story and a different perspective. The illustrations make the images pop out of the page.

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terracollichio

“I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!“

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terracollichio

Shows kids that not everyone is the same and there are different approaches to different ideas.

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terracollichio
Pickpick

The three little pigs all build houses made of different materials. The big bad wolf comes through and tries to blow them all down and ruin their creations!

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emileescengie
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I LOVE this book, it is so cool to see the story of the traditional tale from another point of view.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Mehso-so

I think this is the last entry into the list of stories based on the tale of the big bad wolf and the three little pigs that I could get my hands on via local library systems. It's been a diverting side quest, certainly, to see the different twists and perspectives chosen. I do love a retelling! #picturebook #eveningreading #eveningread

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tclivio
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka, is a spin-off of one of everyone's favorites, The 3 Little Pigs. This book is told from the wolf's perspective! He claims that he's not this big bad wolf that everyone made him out to be. All he was trying to do was knock on a few neighbors doors to find some sugar to make a birthday cake for his grandma! It wasn't his fault that the pigs built their houses in unsteady ways! #ucflae3414sp21

tclivio This story would be a great read aloud. Since many students have already heard the story of the 3 Little Pigs, it would be great for them to compare and contrast the two. By doing this, you will be touching on UDL 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) as well as EL 4 (link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge). This website is a great guide through this lesson, and contains many activities that go along with it! 2y
tclivio http://www.thelemonadestandteacher.com/2013/01/comparing-and-contrasting-with-th... This TL book is one that many children would enjoy and one that I would recommend bringing into your classroom! 2y
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TabathaA
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Cannot wait to create a lesson around this twist on a classic! Alexander T. Wolf decides it is time to share his side of the story in this award-winning (ALA Notable Book, Young Readers Choice Award, School Library Journals Top 100 Picture Books, New York Times Best Seller) book. It seems that all of his bad behavior identified in the story of the Three Little Pigs was a big misunderstanding and call all be logically explained. He was framed!

TabathaA Students would benefit from this TL book being presented as an RT. Focus on UDL 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) and EL 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. Another great option would be to create a project to compare and contrast this story to the “original”. 2y
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BacklistReader
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Who wouldn‘t want to hear the story of the 3 little pigs from the Wolf‘s perspective?

#timeforareread

AkashaVampie That is a great book. I remember reading it when I was younger. 2y
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Staci
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This was cute. Very quick. took 2 minutes to read.

Literary_Siren Loved this when I was a kid! 2y
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ashleyshugars
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs will take you back in time to when you heard the cute story as a child. But this time, hear it from the wolf himself about what he claims is the TRUE story. This TL book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, this adorable story is sure to please. #ucflae3414su20

ashleyshugars This adorable story would be best used as RT in a classroom! Check out this website for a script that incorporates 9 voices! https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/true-story-three-little-pigs-lesson.... Perfect for UDL strategy 5.1 and ESOL Strategy 50 (edited) 3y
Nkaufmann Ashley, what genre would you say this book is? The story of the Big Bad Wolf is a classic and students will definitely enjoy using this book as Readers Theatre. Great choice! This will help them to better understand the story. And it‘s also nice to switch it up every now and then by having the students perform the story instead of listening to you read. 3y
Emma_Barcena This is a great book! I remember reading this when I was younger and it was very interesting to see how different it is from the original story! This is a good example of Traditional Literature that has been retold! 3y
DrSpalding The point of view of this book is fantastic! Readers theater could work nicely with your helpful script. A read aloud comparing this book to an original version is also helpful! 2y
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JessicaO
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a MF book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. This book is such a fun read and definitely recommend it. This book is about the true story of what happened with the three little pigs and the big bad wolf! Do you think that he really did it? What is the truth? I guess you‘re going to have to read and find out!

JessicaO This book is perfect to use for a RA. Students will find it fun to hear the so called “real story”. UDL 3.1 can be used to jog their memory of the original story! ESOL #17 can be used to demonstrate the huffs and puffs and sneezes! Use your body to show them what certain things mean! Below is a link to some great ideas on how to use this in your future classroom https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/true-story-three-little-pigs-lesson... 3y
Mazzole18 Yes Jessica! I think UDL 3.1 is a great for this book. Relating this book to the original story will provide great background knowledge! 3y
DrSpalding Comparing and contrasting the original version with this version told from the point of view of the wolf is an excellent idea. Excellent book selections. Read the original first and then this traditional literature variant. 2y
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Eggs
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1️⃣ love them- see the tagged

2️⃣ Sleeping Beauty

3️⃣ any of the “Fractured Fairy Tales” on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

runswithscissors007 Yes, that poor wolf! 3y
Crazeedi I absolutely loved fractured fairy tales!!!💖 3y
ozma.of.oz I love the tagged book! Thanks for sharing! 3y
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Eggs @Crazeedi Yes Diane!!! I knew someone would remember them 3y
Eggs @runswithscissors007 @ozma.of.oz 👏🏻🤗📚 3y
Crazeedi @Eggs I cam picture the opening in my head. What's funny is a couple months ago I mentioned them to my daughter, and then we looked for them on YouTube, found a few, she loved them! I can hear the narrator in my head!! 3y
Eggs Yes me too, that distinctive narrator voice. I loved Boris and Natasha also. And Rocky the flying squirrel 🐿 3y
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charlotteclancy
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This book is a TL picture book perfect to introduce traditional literature to children. This story tells the famous story of The 3 Little Pigs that has been around for centuries. It has also received the Caldecott Award in 1993. www.scholastic.com has great extension activities for this book, like ‘A Letter to A. Wolf‘ where students can write a letter to the wolf asking him questions. #UCFLAE3414SP20

charlotteclancy UDL 6.3- Facilitate managing information and resources. By using this book as a RA teachers are about to manage information and resources they use in the classroom. EL 16- Integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. The extension activities would provide all of these. 3y
DrSpalding Late 3y
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Agavitt1
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs is a TL story written by Jon Scieszka. It's won the award of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book. It tells the tale of the 3 Little Pigs from the perspective of the wolf in a witty and humorous way. The wolf is basically telling his story from inside of the jail, and he was just trying to get sugar to make his grandmother a cake. I enjoyed the illustrations in this book, done by Lane Smith. #UCFLAE3414SP20

Agavitt1 I think this story would be good for an RA or S because I think the students (especially younger ones) would really find this spin on the tale quite funny. https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60680 This source provides a great lesson plan that involves both the original story as well as this fun spin. (edited) 3y
Agavitt1 UDL Principle 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information: The story shows a different perspective of a very well known story that always seems to paint the wolf in a bad light (granted he did eat the 2 pigs even in this story.) However, this shows students that not everything is black and white, and there is always two sides to every story. 3y
Agavitt1 ESOL strategy 4. Link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge. The Three Little Pigs is a well-known story that students will most likely know (if not reading the original before this would still be a good idea) and they can build off of this. 3y
Madison_swart I love this book! It‘s such an interesting take on the classic story of the three little pigs! 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent book for point of you! Use this as a mentor text to teach children about how different points of view impact a story. You are correct that this could be an amazing storytelling. I have seen this done numerous times. Good idea to consult our department of education resource as your website resource. 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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My daughter started a new volunteer gig yesterday- reading to the kitties at the animal shelter to help them get more socialized.

wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
BookwormAHN That's fantastic 😻 3y
runswithscissors007 Dream gig!!! 3y
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Reagan Awww the sweetest! 3y
Crazeedi I've always thought I'd love to do, but I'm afraid idctake them all home. Good for her for being so awesome!👏❤❤ 3y
Tamra I‘d sign up for that job! 3y
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thejessashmore
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I really enjoyed this traditional literature book, because the language was very lively and can engage students quick. I also liked how the illustrations added a whole new meaning to the book, showing them climbing out of their pages.

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thejessashmore

But like you said, the whole big bad wolf thing is all wrong.

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thejessashmore

I would use this book in my classroom, because it‘s creative with how the pigs leave the book and start their own adventure.

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shannontevis

“But like I said, the whole big bad wolf thing is all wrong.“ This is what the wolf says at the beginning, and captures the reader's attention.

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shannontevis

Before I shared this story, I'd make sure the kids have heard the original first, because you can't truly appreciate this book otherwise.

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shannontevis
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“The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs“ by Jon Scieszka, 1996. Traditional literature. I thought this was a very creative book! It's a spin on the original, and tells the story from the wolf's point of view. This teaches the kids a very important message; that there are two sides to every story!

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taylorscalfaro

“If cheeseburgers were cute, folks would probably think you were Big and Bad, too.“

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taylorscalfaro

I would use this in my future classroom because children would really enjoy the spin of a classic story that they love. Also, they would enjoy the goofy parts of the story.

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taylorscalfaro
Pickpick

This book is a fun twist on the classic 3 little pigs story where the story is told from the wolf's perspective. In regards to Traditional Literature, this book pulls from the original source and has a simple and engaging plot. The illustrations extend the story with the newspaper imagery and the language is lively and engaging.

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agreco1925

“I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down“

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agreco1925

I would use this in my classroom as a unique tradition book to show kids repetition because of the repetition in the phrases they say.

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agreco1925
Pickpick

The illustrations in this traditional literature really show what the story is about and provides a fun way to follow along. The language in this book is very lively and follows the oral traditions of the 3 little pigs.

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keetoncarter

“I am the wolf. Alexander T. Wolf. You can call me Al.“

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keetoncarter

This book is good for children to help show them that there are two sides to every story. For so long they have been told the story of the three little pigs, now it is time they hear it from the other side.

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This tradition liturate book takes a spin and puts the point of view in the wolf. The author is showing that there are two sides to every story and that the wolf has been blamed for something he was not meaning to do this entire time.

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vkois88
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This book has held up over time. I remember reading it as a child, and decided to share it with my 2 yr old. We have been listening to it on Scribd and she absolutely LOVED it! The narration was fantastic aND she couldn't control her giggles at the sound of the Wolf sneezing. Highly recommend this fun, fast read/listen. 5🌟

Texreader How cute!! 3y
Bookwormjillk We love this one too 3y
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YvetteE
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The New York Times Best Seller, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, quickly became a modern classic that put a new perspective on one of the most famous “tails” in TL. What about the wolf‘s side of the story? The wolf describes what he feels really happened the day the pigs treated him so poorly. #ucflae3414fl19

YvetteE https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60680
Students can begin to understand everyone's moral perspective as they navigate through this close read. The lesson plan includes ESOL strategy 45. Use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities to compare and contrast characters. UDL principle Offer ways of customizing the display of information (1.1) The plan includes more than one RA so students can compare and contrast.
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YvetteE Students will compare and contrast the original story versus the wolf's new story. 3y
DrSpalding This does make for an excellent real loud however we saw it as an excellent storytelling as well. Using graphic organizers assists students‘ comprehension. (edited) 3y
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Jgolub13
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This book takes a classic folktale, and changes the point of view to turn into a fantastic f picture book. This book tells the story of the three little pigs, but from the big bad wolf's point of view. Actually, it is told from Al's point of view, that's the big bad wolf's real name. According to Al we all have heard the wrong story. It was all a big bad understanding. #ucflae3414f19

Jgolub13 This book won the Notable Children's Recordings award in 2009. My UDL strategy would be Vary the methods for response and navigation (4.1). My ESOL strategy would be #30 Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. 3y
Jgolub13 Point of View is the perfect strategy to discuss with this book. I believe that this lesson uses the book in a great way to introduce point of view to students. They can discuss this story from the pig's and the wolf's point of view. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/true-story-3-l... 3y
Jgolub13 This book is written by Jon Schieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith 3y
DrSpalding Your storytelling was off the charts fun! Please do this for students as it truly does assist children in understanding point of view. 3y
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Kaylasarka

“But maybe you could loan me a cup of sugar?”

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Kaylasarka

The illustrations were my favorite part.