In this traditional story the three pigs set out to build their own houses. The first pig builds a house of straw, the second builds a house of wood, and the third builds a house of bricks. The wolf arrives at each of the first two houses, and because they are built of weaker materials, blows them down.
This story is the first play of the Dònggǎn Gùshi!series. It is a very popular play with teachers and students. Its familiarity and subsequent predictability prove to be an excellent entry point for students learning a new language, or those beginning this methodology for the first time. Sān zhī xiǎozhū has pleasant repetition and easy to learn. Students will be able to chime in to the words of the pigs or the wolf, even upon first presentation, if encouraged to do so. The vocabulary is predictable, as students come to the storyline in French with a context and background from the English version — a definite plus when trying to put students at ease, and this will help them to learn new vocabulary quickly.
Whole-Class Activities Book
Including whole-class activities in ten-minute segments, classroom systems, a master calendar, evaluation blackline masters, vocabulary lists and game cards.
Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters
Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.
Big Book and Colour Overheads/PowerPoint™ of the Play
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
The songs (with instrumental versions)
Fun Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
Listening exercises / Assessment activities
PowerPoints™ of the play, songs and raps
Cards and activities in game format to accompany the kit
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
Music videos featuring young Mandarin speakers
The play gestured for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production