Attends to oral stories, poems, etc. (e.g., maintains eye
contact, faces speaker). Recognizes sounds in the environment.
Hears rhyming words when spoken. Listens for information
Using predictions to make meaningful inferences. Sequences
the main story ideas.
state learning benchmarks for kindergarten emphasize meaningful
communication building for students.
This activity acts the students to listen to a story,
decide among of group students the characters (pig 1, pig 2, pig
3, wolf) and then act out the story. Not only will communication
skills be used, but also sequencing and predicting (key reading
benchmarks) are utilized
students will be able to:
to the story The Three Little Pigs.
out the story in groups of 4.
who will play the characters in the story – pig 1, pig 2, pig 3,
one of the versions of The Three Little Pigs. I would suggest a story that follows closely to the original
version, since most children will have some previous experience
and knowledge of the text.
4 students for each group – I have found that I am able to avoid
problems by selecting group members, rather than having the
children select their own groups.
acting out the story without using words.
Become the first pig and go through building the house,
hiding inside and then running to the second pig’s house.
modeling, have one group of children model acting out the story
with narrator dialogue and silent actors.
Offer tips to the children such as making the movements
large (going from floor to ceiling) and slowly doing the movements
(along with the narrator).
the group of 4 has performed the story, let the other “acting
groups” practice while the teacher reads.
This may take several runs through the action.
have the children take on the words and stories. Some of the
groups might want to perform for the class.
Tables need to be moved to the side of the classroom for