The Three Billy Goats Story Wheel Craft cover. Use in story retelling. Practise key language from the story. Includes activity procedures for interactive practice.

The Three Billy Goats Story Wheel Craft

A super interactive way to learn and retell the Three Billy Goats story both during and after the craft.

♦ Includes cut and paste templates too! Great for sequencing skills.

♦ Follow the activity suggestions for lots of ways to integrate exciting English practice.

♦ Easy to plan with the included story phrases.

♦ ESL kids are super engaged and motivated to play games and tell the story with their very own story wheel.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

They’ll practise their listening skills, and will also have plenty of speaking opportunities in the interactive retelling. If you use them in games and sequencing activities, they’ll get even more speaking practice.

You can choose your language focus according to the needs and level of your groups. Below are some possible areas:

Principal vocabulary

  • Main characters: small billy goat; medium billy goat; big billy goat; troll

  • Setting: valley, river, grass, hill, bridge, rocks

  • Description: hungry, horrible, ugly, small/medium/big voice, hooves, feet, horns, hair, teeth
  • Prepositions of place: on, under, above, below, next to, near, far
  • Prepositions of movement: over, under, into, up, down, across

Story phrases and expressions

  • I’m hungry.
  • Who’s that?
  • Who are you?
  • It’s only me.
  • I’m the (small/medium/big) goat.
  • I want to eat grass.
  • I’m the troll.
  • This is my bridge.
  • I want to eat you.
  • Wait!
  • Please don’t eat me.
  • I’m too small. My brother is bigger.
  • Well, ok. You can cross my bridge.
  • I don’t think so.


What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

The provided activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas for how you can build a lesson around this resource. I’d recommend adding in a storytelling and a game or two. Find videos, songs and other useful resources on the Three Billy Goats Gruff Story Resource Page. You can even dramatise the story at the end.

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

Once you’ve had a chance to use your materials, don’t forget to come back to leave a review. As a thank you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any other resource : )

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