The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

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Fractured Fairy Tales, Compare and Contrast


3 - 5


Reading and Language Arts


2 class periods

& Goals:

New Jersey State Core Curriculum Standards

Standard 2: All students will listen actively in a variety of situations to information from a variety of sources.
Standard 3: All students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.
Standard 4: All students will read various materials and texts with comprehension and critical analysis.

Note that standards in this lesson plan are for example only. This lesson can be easily adapted to meet your state's specific standards


Students will:
  1. Read and/or listen to The Three Pigs by David Wiesner and discuss the text both literally and analytically.
  2. Compare and contrast the original tale of The Three Little Pigs to The Three Pigs.
  3. Identify the elements of a fractured fairy tale.
  4. Rewrite a familiar fairy tale to create a fractured fairy tale.
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