Lesson Plan

Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension

This lesson focuses on reading comprehension by answering the 5W's about the story, The Three Little Pigs.
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First grade readers are introduced to the basics of fiction comprehension with this reading and writing lesson plan. Using the classic tale of “The Three Little Pigs,” this lesson revolves around helping learners explore the Five W’s of reading comprehension: who, what, where, when and why. Children will practice asking and answering these fiction comprehension questions as they read the story. Then they will complete a story map graphic organizer to help them organize each of the story’s components in a meaningful way.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to answer the 5W questions relating to the story The Three Little Pigs.


(5 minutes)
Story of the Frog PrinceThree Little Pigs Story MapStar Graphic Organizer
  • Start this lesson by explaining to your class that a story answers five basic questions, also known as the 5 W's: who, what, when, where, and why.
  • Tell your students that today, they will be listening to the story, The Three Little Pigs, and asking and answering questions based on the story.