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No Pigs Harmed in this Lesson

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Activities in this lesson include looking at an alternative version of the Three Little Pigs that is mainly written from the wolf’s perspective. Adjectives are used for descriptions and nouns are used for comparisons. Activities include answering higher and lower order questions and completing a story mountain.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on self-assessment with a five-minute activity based on this extract.   


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Three Little Pigs lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for No Pigs Harmed in this Lesson

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teaching English and Evidence-Based Learning Skills Together

    If you’re looking for a great resource that develops both English and evidence-based learning skills, check out the “No Pigs Harmed in this Lesson” Three Little Pigs lesson. This clever resource takes the classic Three Little Pigs story and puts an alternative spin on it by telling parts of the tale from the wolf’s perspective.

    Students will work on key English skills like using adjectives for descriptions and nouns for comparisons as they analyze the wolf’s actions and motivations. The lesson features higher and lower order thinking questions that dig deeper into the text. There are also collaborative writing activities where students create a story mountain for this new vegetarian version of the Big Bad Wolf!

    In addition to the English skills, this lesson builds evidence-based learning abilities like collaborative, metacognitive, and self-assessment skills. The self-assessment questions help students reflect on their own learning process.

    There’s even a 5 minute CPD activity focused on the research behind self-assessment and its many benefits for student achievement. It’s a great quick professional development opportunity you can take advantage of immediately.

    I give this creative and educational Three Little Pigs resource 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s engaging for students and develops both content knowledge and higher order skills. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to take your English lessons to the next level.

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No Pigs Harmed in this lesson - KS2 English Evidence-Based Learning lesson
No Pigs Harmed in this Lesson