The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel

tamalesSchema: Three Little other stories, food

Text-to-text connection: The Three Little Pigs, Texas town of Laredo, the Spanish terms, Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto.

Sequencing: In both stories, the events follow a similar sequence, with the third house in each one being the strongest

Compare and Contrast: How is the ending of this story different from that of the traditional Three Little Pig story?  The Lobo gets away in this one.

Did you ever think of the wolf climbing back up the chimney in the other story?

Inference: What inference can we make about which house will be the strongest one?

Point of View: Retell the story from the wolf’s point of view like in The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.

Synthesis: Create your own version of The Three Little______________” using foods or animals that you are familiar with.


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