Teaching Similarity and Difference Lesson Plan: The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Summary of Lesson Plan:

This lesson plan focuses on a English Language Arts objectives: similarity and difference. Students compare the story The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to apply strategies for comprehension and vocabulary.

Australian Curriculum Links:

  • Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions(ACELY1656)
  • Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication(ACELT1586)
  • Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and readby drawing on growing knowledge of contexttext structures and language features (ACELY1660)
  • Discuss the characters and settings of different textsand explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591)
  • Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts(ACELY1665)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • explore specific vocabulary words needed to relate to the story.
  • answer questions orally that are relative to the story retell concept: who, what, where, when, and how.
  • use imagination to determine what might have happened before the story began.
  • properly sequence story from left to right, using story boards.
  • understanding the use of descriptive words to retell the story

Prior Activities:

  1. Read and discuss the traditional version of the The Three Little Pigs
  2. Get students to retell the story with the use of a story board.
  3. Students may complete a journal entry showing the sequence of events about the story, The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone.
  4. Students may complete a coloring sheet of the story from Kids Pages.

Lesson Plan Sequence:

  1. The students will retell the story of the Three Little Pigs, as focus and review, with the use of a flannel board.
  2. The teacher will read and discuss The Story of the Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas.
  3. Teacher will model the similarities and differences between the story of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by using a “hoola-hoop” Venn Diagram.
  1. The students will work in small cooperative groups to complete a similarities and differences worksheet.
  2. Each student will work independently to write and/or draw the sequence of events of The Story of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig with assistance as needed.


  1. Bring students back to the floor and discuss their work.





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