Saving Our FairytaleCharacters Grade 3Estimated Time 90 minutes by Courtney Kordes
Objectives Identify types of endangered wolves Importance of protecting and respecting wolves in their natural habitat Brainstorm ideas on how to prevent wolves from becoming extinct
Artist Geoffrey William BackhouseBorn in North Wales in November 1903Expertise was in Drawing Animals in Nature
Read Students the book the Three Little Pigs by Golden Books Ask: What would the story be like if the wolf was no longer one of the characters? Would the fairytale still exist without the wolf?
What is the wolf portrayed as in this painting? How is the wolf portrayed in the Three Little Pigs?
Does this painting show the wolf in a different way? This is a better representation of the wolves today because both the Grey and Red Wolves are endangered in the United States.
Materials Black, Red, Gray, and Pink Construction Paper Scissors Glue Stick Marker Toilet Paper Roll Ruler Pencil
Independent Activity Toilet Paper Roll Wolf Procedure: Choose what color wolf you want to make, grey or red. Cut out pieces that model the ones taped up on the board in the right color construction paper Make the ears and face Glue the snout and glue construction paper around the toilet paper roll Glue the mouth to the snout and then to the toilet paper roll Glue on the ears Make the eyes and write the best way to save the wolves!
Evaluation Informal: Were the students able to brainstorm ideas on how to prevent the Red and Grey Wolf from becoming extinct? Formal: Meets Criteria with Satisfactorily Meets Improvement is Comments Excellence Criteria Needed to Meet Criteria Wolf Type Used the right colored Used the right colored Did not attempt to construction paper construction paper make a Red or Grey throughout their throughout most of Wolf. Used different project to show that their wolf. May have colored construction their wolf was either a used one other color paper throughout. Red or Grey Wolf. once but can tell which wolf they intended to build. Ideas Expressed Wrote on the side of Wrote something on Either did not write their wolf something the side of their wolf anything or wrote that would protect the about wolves but not something that had species from about how to save nothing to do with becoming extinct. them. wolves on their wolf. Quality Project is done neatly Project is done neatly Project is sloppy and and all the parts of the and only one mistake numerous parts of the project are placed in while assembling their wolf are not placed in the correct places. wolf. the correct place.