Friday, March 9, 2012

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

This week's Journeys reading story, Dogzilla, had a journal prompt that asked the kids to rewrite the story from the dog's point of view. They had no idea what that meant until I pulled out an oldie but a goodie...
The Three Little Pigs - wolf style! John Scieszka wrote The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Albert Wolf tries persuade the jury that he should be freed from jail because the reason he ate the pigs was a big misunderstanding... so this story was also fabulous because we're working on persuasive writing and cause/effect! While it's humorous non-fiction, he prefers to call it a fractured fairytale.

My students thought it was pretty funny, and immediately knew how they would turn Dogzilla into a first-person narrative from the dog's point of view.

Other books of the same type include:


For more activities for The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, click here or here.

For more Journeys posts, click here.


  1. I love fractured fairytales! Thanks for the ideas and book options.

    Sparkles, Smiles, and Student Teaching

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