The Three Billy Goats Gruff
A Norwegian Folktale.
We first discussed the difference between a fairy tale and a folk tale.
I then told the children that today they were each going to get the chance to be an actor / actress if they wanted to.
I flipped over the rocky boat so that it resembled a bridge. I than took the big book version of the story and I narrated to the children and helped them with their lines.
The children especially loved playing the part of the troll under the bridge!
We read and re-read and re-read the story and the children still wanted more!!! I then put the bridge into our library area for one of our learning centers for the children to explore the characters on their own.
I then asked the children if they could have changed something about the story what would it have been.
"Trip trap, trip trap went the bridge."