The "Draw The Pigs Houses" lesson could be used with children in Pre-K through second grade. This lesson is
designed for Pre kindergarten level students. The students will begin with a hands-on technology research
activity. The students will research the topic of The Three Little Pigs through connecting Internet links on the topic
page that I developed for my field class students. This is a cross-curricular lesson integrating language and
literature, technology, and art.
Primary Learning Outcome:
With teacher guidance students will be able to research the Internet and use the computer to find information for
drawing the scenario activity. The students will be able to understand the difference between the stability of the
house of hay, sticks and brick. Students should also understand the reason for preperation and proper decision
making. Did you find information on the Internet about The Three Little Pigs? If so, what did you find out?
Subject Area: Technology Integration
Standard: Uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance.
Subject Area: Language Arts
Strand: Written Communication
Standard: Explores the uses of the media center, picture books, audiovisual recources, and available technology for
reading and writing.
Materials and Equipment:
Topic page, "Pigs House," and scenario activity developed for field class students.
"The Three Little Pigs" information website, for scenario activity
1. computer with Internet connection
Lesson Materials to be Attached:
Attached is a copy of my topic website with scenario activity used in lesson.
Web Links: http://www.shol.com/agita/pigs.htm
Introduce students to topic by asking them: "Have you ever heard the stoey of the Three Little Pigs?" and "Can
you tell me something about the story?" Today we are going to learn about the Three Little Pigs by visiting
websites on the Internet. I have made a special page for your class about the Little Pigs. (During the introduction
the teacher relates the lesson to the students.)
Introduce topic page to students and visit several websites. Discuss the special information in each website with
Read scenario to students. Tell them they have to draw each of the three houses: one of hay, one of sticks, and
one of bricks. The students will also have to decide which of the houses, based on the story and internet research,
is the strongest. The students should know that the information they need to draw their picture is linked in the
Visit the website for information for scenario activity, http://www.shol.com/agita/pigs.htm. Discuss the Web pages
and ask the students questions to emphasize important information to complete the scenario activity.
Students draws pictures for the scenario activity.
Closure: Discuss with students the scenario activity and what they believe will be the strongest house based on the
story and internet research. Tell students that you are going to publish their pictures on the Internet to share with
Student will be assessed through the use of the computer with teacher guidance to find information for the scenario
Satisfactory: Student is able to use the computer with teacher guidance to find information for the scenario activity.
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to use the computer with teacher guidance to find information for the scenario
Student will be assessed through the use of technology for writing.
Satisfactory: Student is able to write or dictate information for scenario activity that was obtained while exploring
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to write or dictate information for scenario activity that was obtained while
exploring the Internet.
Students with special needs may need accommodations for instructions. My special student displays inappropriate
types of behavior under normal circumstances and has a difficult time staying on-task. Students with Emotional and
Behavior Disorders may need the tasks broken down into very small steps that are clearly detailed. To help my
special student achieve the QCC's of the lesson, I plan to limit questions to a small topic and limit the choices for
the project to ideas that the student has prior experience with.
The following web page will provide teachers with accommodations to
assist students that have
emotional and behavioral disorder.
Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
1. The student was enthralled by the different web sites containing different versions of The Three Little Pigs. The most entertaining one was the web site containing the story that was told by the Wolf's view point of the affair with the three little pigs and what he really thought happened. The student was able to discern between the three materials of straw, sticks, and bricks. The student held examples of the three in his hand and was able to break the straw and the sticks. However, when he came to the brick, he was unable to break it apart or blow it down. This helped to solidify the story in the student's mind.
2. The student's performance was satisfactory because he was able to discern between the three different materials of the straw, sticks, and bricks. When the student was drawing the picture of the three little pigs, he was able to comprehend how bricks look and how they should be drawn on the computer. The student applied a working understanding of the computer and the paint program.
3. I wished that I had a hard copy of the books that I had listed
on my topic page, so the student and I could go through and read the stories.
The only draw back was that two of the web pages were under-construction
and we could not play the activities on the web.
||1.Did you find information on the Internet
about The Three Little Pigs?
2. If so, what did you find out?
||1. Yes, I did find information.
2. I found the information on http://www.valdosta.edu/~mjtindal/topic.html.
||This is a picture of the three little pigs outside the brick house. The brick house was the strongest house that the wolf could not blow down.|