Students’ age range: 06-08
Topic: Recalling details
Description: Students will be encouraged to listen to the story as they would be questioned at intervals.
The teacher will tell the students the title and proceed to read the story.
The story will be read with the teacher stopping at intervals to check listening skills. The following questions will be asked:
- What is the name of the story?
- How do you think the goats got their names?
- Where did they live?
- Why were they moving from one place to another?
- Who lived under the bridge?
- What happened when the little Billy Goat Gruff tried to cross the bridge?
- What did the little Billy Goat Gruff say?
- Was he/she allowed to go on the other side of the bridge?
- Who came along next?
- What happened to the second Billy Goat Gruff?
- Was he/she allowed to cross over the bridge?
Students will be called to dramatize parts of the story.
At the end of the story’s reading, students will be asked to propose a different ending to the story by responding to the questions below using the fish bowl strategy. There will be three groups and each group will be given one of the questions below. They will follow the structure of the fish bowl strategy. However, instead of tapping to enter the circle, there will be a time factor involved and each group will respond to all the questions.
- If you were the troll how would you feel about the goats using your bridge?
- If you were one of the goats would you have tried to go on the other side knowing that a troll lived under the bridge?
- If you were big Billy Goat Gruff would you butt the troll?
Students will begin to illustrate their favourite part of the story.