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Goldilocks: The Sequel



  • Language Arts


  • 3-5
  • 6-8

Brief Description

Students write sequels to the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."


Students demonstrate creative-thinking and creative-writing skills. Students work together in cooperative groups.


fairy tale, classic, creative writing, sequel, literature, library, reading

Materials Needed

  • a classic version of the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," paper or work sheets, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

  • Read students any classic version of the Goldilocks story. Discuss the events of the story.
  • Discuss the meaning of the word sequel to students. Provide examples of sequels from movies or television that might be familiar to students, such as the movies Toy Story and Toy Story 2).
  • Organize students into groups of two or three. Tell them they will work together to write a sequel to the Goldilocks story. You might let students choose and complete possible outcomes. Some suggestions follow.
  • Five years (or ten years) have passed. What has happened to Goldilocks? to the Three Bears?
  • Goldilocks and Baby Bear are teenagers. What are they like?
  • Goldilocks and Baby Bear are adults. What kind of lives do they live?
  • When everyone has finished, ask groups to share their sequels with the class. Encourage students to discuss how they came up with their ideas.


Evaluate students' sequels.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts: