THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF activities and lesson plan ideas
This THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF Activities and Interactive Read Aloud Resource Book Companion Packet includes lesson plans, reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, writing and word study activities with both printable and digital student pages.
Following an interactive read aloud of the picture book, THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Paul Galdone, choose from the included collection of either printable activities or go paperless and use the digital activities to practice standards-based skills. We've even included editable teaching slides themed to match the book!
THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:
☐ ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS
☐ POINT OF VIEW
☐ IDENTIFYING THEME, MORAL, MESSAGE
◼️GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS
☐ QUOTATION MARKS
☐ COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
◼️SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
Once upon a time, there lived three billy goats of various sizes. They all were named Gruff. The goats were hungry, and there was not enough grass to graze. So, they knew they would have to travel to the hillside with all the daisies.
The billy goats began to walk to a bridge. Under a bridge lived a troll. When the smallest goat walked across, the troll wanted to eat him, but was spared because he told the troll the next goat was even bigger.
The second billy goat walked across the bridge, but similarly to the first billy goat, he was spared as he told the troll the next goat was even fatter.
Then, it was time for the biggest goat to pass. When the troll went to gobble him, the goat used his horns and hooves to throw the troll into the rushing river. The troll was not seen again, and the goats got to enjoy the new pasture!
THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:
➜ Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
➜ Social Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
➜ Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
➜ Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
➜ Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
➜ Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space
➜ Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution
➜ Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book
➜ Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)
➜ Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration
➜ Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
➜ Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally
➜ Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram
➜ Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another
➜ Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence
➜ Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
➜ Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board
➜ 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End
➜ 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping
➜ 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
➜ 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:
- persuasive / opinion
- expository / informative
- creative / story writing
- procedure / how-to
- list making
- letter / postcard writing
- book reviews
INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:
➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)
➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables