Compare and Contrast: Use a graphic organizer such as the Venn Diagram to compare with the fairytale, Hansel and Gretel, by James Marshall.
Personification: The truck rigs are given personalities and speak as human characters.
Reader’s Theater: This story would lend itself well to a reader’s theater presentation. Students could ad lib or write their own script.
Cause and Effect: Because it snowed, the rigs could not see their bolts to find their way home.
Text-to-text connections: The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon; both stories feature trucks and both are based on fairytales