The Crossing


  • Fill in the vocabulary builder, paying particular attention to the prepositions you could use when talking/writing about this picture. Use the vocabulary to construct sentences.
  • What are the trolls doing?
  • Why are they sitting underneath the bridge?
  • What do you think the trolls are saying to each other? Write their conversation as a play script, and then as a narrative scene including dialogue.
  • What do you think the goats are saying to each other?
  • How are they feeling?
  • What are they doing?
  • Are they going to cross the bridge? Use modal verbs and adverbs to discuss the possibilities, and to show what is the most likely thing to happen. [Use this sheet – Making predictions – modal verbs and adverbs – to help you.]


  • Read the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff [here’s a free version online: Three Billy Goats Gruff].
  • Watch the animated version here: Youtube – The 3 Billy Goats Gruff Animation.
  • Discuss/teach:
    • Similarities to Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    • Alliteration (‘terrifically terrifying, terrible troll called Trevor’)
    • Noun phrases
    • Prepositions
    • Speech/dialogue
    • Verbs (‘roared’, ‘scampered’, ‘boomed’)
    • Adverbs (‘gingerly’, ‘boldly’)
    • Story structure (draw a story map or box it up)
    • Persuasion (how would you persuade the troll not to eat you?)

Credit: Petur Antonsson

  • Ben
    Posted at 21:11h, 04 May Reply

    This game is so good it is very educational
    and fun I enjoy it so much

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