I Wonder How We Can Design Homes

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Students use the Question Generator Learning Strategy to develop the skill of questioning about how we can design our homes.

Possible Resources


  • glue, white
  • materials, assorted for building (e.g., sugar cubes, toothpicks, paper/plastic grass)
  • stick tack
  • straw
  • tape, masking


  • book, The Three Little Pigs: An Architect’s Tale
  • blocks, assorted shapes and sizes
  • puppets

Provocations for Further Inquiry

  • What questions do you have about how houses are designed and built?
  • What questions do you have about the materials used to build a house?
  • What types of materials can be used in building houses?
  • Why would that material be used in building a house?
  • What questions do you have about the materials used by the pigs?
  • Can you describe these materials (e.g., straw, sticks, and bricks)?
  • Why did the three little pigs choose these materials?
  • Can you show how the three little pigs designed and built the houses?
  • How could you change the story?
  • What other questions do you have about your new story?



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It appears that for 3 little pigs there are provocations for further inquiry, but there aren't specific guidelines for what to do with the consum... Read more
11/20/2014 10:51 PM