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Episcopal School of Dallas
A Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Ages 3 Through Grade 12

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Primer Pals Examine Fairytale Structure in "Three Little Pigs" Activities
Posted 10/18/2017 01:00PM

Updated 10/19: After a very close decision (7 to 6!) the Big Bad Wolf has been found guilty by the jury. 

 

Will the Big Bad Wolf be acquitted? Mrs. Campbell's Primer class will decide tomorrow when he goes on trial! The trial of the Big Bad Wolf will mark the end of the Primer students' study of fairytales this week, focusing on the classic The Three Little Pigs tale.

"This year's Primer Class loves books," explains Mrs. Campbell. "So, we are exploring and examining different genres throughout the year."

The Primer Pals started the week by reading different versions of The Three Little Pigs from all over the world, and then had the opportunity to write their own. Seeing how many versions there were of the same story demonstrated how fairytales and folktales, unlike other types of literature, can vary from culture to culture.

The students are also taking on the role of architect today as they draw up blueprints for their very own houses and then craft a house for each pig (replacing straw with shoestring potatoes, sticks with pretzels, and bricks with chocolate chunks) to see if they can withstand the huffing and puffing of the Big Bad Wolf (which will come in the form of Mrs. Campbell's hairdryer).

During tomorrow's trial of the Big Bad Wolf, the Primer Pals are going to hear his side of the story and then decide if he is innocent or guilty. We could be looking at another version of the classic fairytale in the making!

Updated 10/19: After a very close decision (7 to 6!) the Big Bad Wolf has been found guilty by the jury. 

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