Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Materials: Three Billy Goats Gruff, Story Map Anchor Chart, Pocket Chart with Story Strips, Flip Book Handout (one each student), Scissors, and Colors
Objective: After reading the Three Billy Goats Gruff the students will be able to identify and describe what a book is mainly about, and the students will be able to describe the story’s overall structure, including characters, setting, and the beginning, middle, and ending.
Explicate Instruction: Explain that the main idea or theme is what the story is about, and that a title, and the pictures of a story can help identify the theme of a story. Show the students a story map by using an anchor chart, and explain that story maps are tools that can help readers verify and understand the setting, characters, sequence of the story, remember information from the story, and determine the main idea of the story. Introduce the students the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and ask them what they know about the story to aid them in activating prior knowledge.
Teacher Modeling: Use the think-aloud process to model determining the main
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The class will determine the characters of the story, the setting of the story, the beginning, middle, and end, of the story, and work together to complete a story map. Students will be encouraged to volunteer to come to the front and place story strips in the correct order in a pocket chart. Using effective questioning will assist the class in discussing and working together to verify the sequence and theme of Three Billy Goats Gruff. Independent Practice: The students will work individually to complete a flip book. The students will put the flip book together, cut out and color each character from the story, glue the characters from the story in the flip book, draw a picture of the setting of the story, and cut, color, and glue pictures in the correct order from beginning, middle, and ending of the
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