RED RIDING HOOD activities and lesson plan ideas
This RED RIDING HOOD Activities and Interactive Read Aloud Resource Book Companion Packet includes lesson plans, reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, writing and word study activities with both printable and digital student pages.
Following an interactive read aloud of the picture book, RED RIDING HOOD by James Marshall, choose from the included collection of either printable activities or go paperless and use the digital activities to practice standards-based skills. We've even included editable teaching slides themed to match the book!
THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:
☐ ANALYZING ILLUSTRATIONS
☐ AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
☐ MAKING CONNECTIONS
◼️GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS
◼️SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
Little Red Riding Hood was a delightful young girl. One day, her mother shared that Granny was ill. She made a custard for her, and Red Riding Hood was to deliver it through the deep, dark woods. After Little Red Riding Hood swore to not talk to strangers, she was off.
It did not take long before she met a stranger- a wolf. However, the wolf was like no stranger she had ever met! The wolf was helpful and compassionate. As readers, we know that he has an ulterior motive. Once he learns enough, he runs ahead and gobbles up the Granny. He then jumps into the covers and awaits his dessert.
Little Red Riding Hood approaches Granny’s house and sees her, causing distress. How different she looks! The wolf quickly gobbles her up too, then takes a nap.
A hunter nearby hears the racket and comes quickly to Granny’s house. He splits open the wolf, revealing Little Red Riding Hood and Granny! Little Red promises to never talk to strangers again, no matter how charming they are.
THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:
➜ Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
➜ Social Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
➜ Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
➜ Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
➜ Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
➜ Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space
➜ Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution
➜ Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book
➜ Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)
➜ Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration
➜ Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
➜ Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally
➜ Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram
➜ Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another
➜ Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence
➜ Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
➜ Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board
➜ 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End
➜ 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping
➜ 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
➜ 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:
- persuasive / opinion
- expository / informative
- creative / story writing
- procedure / how-to
- list making
- letter / postcard writing
- book reviews
INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:
➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)
➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables