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English first additional language

Story time

Educator section


In Grade 3 learners continue to expand their vocabulary by listening and reading a variety of texts such as poem, stories, riddles and doing word puzzles.

These modules consolidate and revise the vocabulary and phonics introduced in Grade 2. More opportunities are given for written work producing longer texts of more varied kinds. Learners should not be afraid to make mistakes as the building of confidence and fluency should take priority above perfect written work.

Time scheduled for the modules

All learners should work through all eight modules as the phonics and spelling requirements are spread over these modules. The educator should however allow learners to complete them at their own pace namely ± two modules per term.

The story of “The three Billy Goats Gruff” allows for questions to the answered, missing words to be filled into sentences and illustrations to be made.

Many new concepts and ideas are introduced in the poem “Story time” and educators can use these to initiate interesting discussions.

Integration of themes

  • A Healthy environment

The dangers which the three Billy Goats had to overcome can lead to dangers in the learners’ environment and means by which to overcome or avoid these.

  • Human rights

The goats were in search of good food. Children should be cared for and food should be available for everyone.

  • Social Justice

Privileges should not only be for a few but should be for everyone.

Leaner section


  • Listen to the story several times.
  • Read it with the class.
  • Now see whether you can read it by yourself.

The three little goats

One day there were three goats.

The smallest goat was called Little Billy Goat Gruff.

The middle-sized goat was called Big Billy Goat Gruff.

The biggest goat was called Great Big Billy Goat Gruff.

  • Draw the three goats.

These three goats lived in a field.

They ate the fresh green grass.

Near the field was a river.

There was a bridge over the river.

  • Draw the field, the river and the bridge.
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Under the bridge lived an angry old dwarf.

He would not let anyone cross his bridge.

  • Draw the old dwarf who lived under the bridge.

One day the grass became dry and the goats had nothing to eat.

Little Billy Goat Gruff said, “See the nice green grass and the red apples on the other side of the bridge. I am going to cross the bridge.”

“The angry old dwarf will not let you cross the bridge", said Big Billy Goat Gruff.

“I am not afraid of him," said Little Billy Goat Gruff.

He ran trip-trap, trip-trap over the bridge.

  • Draw Little Billy Goat Gruff crossing the bridge.
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The angry old dwarf said, “Who runs trip-trap trip-trap over my bridge?"

“It is I, Little Billy Goat Gruff.”

“I am going to eat you!" said the angry old dwarf.

“No", said Little Billy Goat Gruff, “do not eat me, eat Big Billy Goat Gruff when he comes over your bridge. He is much bigger than me.”

“Very well", said the dwarf.

Little Billy Goat Gruff ran over the bridge and ate the nice green grass and the red apples.

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 3. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11118/1.1
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