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Youngsters study "Lon Po Po." They will compare and contrast China's version of "Little Red Riding Hood" "Lon Po Po" with the traditional version of "Little Red Riding Hood" and then draw or write their own version of "Little Red Riding Hood." They will address the elements of story (plot, setting, characters, and details). 
Many youngsters have heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but do they know there's more than one version? After reviewing the original verison by the Brothers Grimm, present Little Red Cowboy Hat by Sudan Lowell. Class members can compare and contrast the two stories and discuss the characters, setting, conflict, and resolution as a whole class. Individual pupils fill in one of two provided graphic organizers about the two stories. Add a third suggested tale to extend the lesson.
Inspire young writers to compose their own version of the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." They begin by reading "Little Red Riding Hood" and the Chinese version <i>Lon Po Po</i>, then they compare and contrast the two fairy tales using a Venn Diagram. After that it is up to them to compose their own version, illustrate it, and share it with younger students. 
Students practice becoming fluent readers by recognizing words accurately, rapidly and automatically. They read and reread the book, "Red Riding Hood," by James Marshall and "Frog and Toad Together," from Scholastic, in pairs and with a stop watch to time their readings.
Students respond to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. In this Red Riding Hood lesson, students retell and discuss story elements.  Students practice phonic sounds.  Students role play, make predictions, use picture cards and practice the /r/ sound.
Stories and math blend beautifully with a subtraction word problem activity featuring Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale, by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Youngsters listen to the version while watching a PowerPoint presentation (included) which has them engage in subtraction distance problems. Partners come up with strategies to solve and present their ideas. Consider having pairs create visual depictions of their solutions to project on a document camera. Next, they use a mileage chart (included) to calculate distances for several muffin-delivery routes. Scholars work with three and four-digit whole numbers. There are extensions included.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the included story of Little Red Riding Hood and complete six short answer questions based on the text.
Students explore how dogs evolved from wolves. They discuss the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves. Students research wolves and two dog breeds. They rewrite "Little Red Riding Hood" where the main character encounters a Maltese or a Golden Retriever instead of a wolf.
Third graders compare and contrast two versions of Little Red Riding Hood. In this language arts/literature lesson, 3rd graders determine how to label the circles of a Venn Diagram. Additionally, students begin to discuss details for each circle. Students record answers. Students continue to work independently.
Grow young performers with storytelling. Elementary schoolers listen to the story "Little Red Riding Hood" by Mike Lockett, highlighting dialogue as they listen, and then act out the story. This is based on a story told by Mike Lockett on his DVD "Tales of Delight," but could be adapted to work with another version of the story. The activity includes story stretchers that expand its scope to encompass science, social studies, language arts, and art.
How bad is bad? Writers choose precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the Big, Bad Wolf, the vociferous, vicious villain of Little Red Riding Hood’s tale. Writers can be prompted by images from illustrated story books or left to create their own mental picture. Consider exchanging finished descriptions and having a partner illustrate the creature as described.
The tale of "Lon Po Po" is a Chinese story, very similar to the European tale of "Little Red Riding Hood." Learners make cross cultural comparisons between the two tales, focusing on themes common to both. They review story elements such as, plot, conflict, character development, action, and theme; then they create scenes from each story. They list major events and compare them culturally and in terms of the story elements used.
Students act out Little Red Riding Hood using finger puppets that they made. There will be a small area set up in the dramatic play area for them to act out this story.
Young readers examine the basic story elements of the short story. They listen to the classic fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," and watch a PowerPoint presentation of the Elements of a Short Story. Then, they complete a graphic organizer on a selected short story, and create a quiz.
Students read the story Little Red Riding Hood and Omega Wolf Bert and then role play the story and watch wolf videos. In this wolf lesson plan, students watch wolves in the wild, drinking water, catching prey, and more.
In this comprehension instructional activity, students answer short answer and discussion questions for the story Little Red Riding Hood. Students complete 13 questions.
Here is a short, but effective, four-slide presentation on the sequence of events in the story, Little Red Riding Hood. The elements of the story (setting, characters, plot, etc.) are present, then a slide which puts the story in order is viewed. Some clever graphic organizers would make this an ideal presentation for visual learners.
Students study direction as they listen to the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and The Jolly Postman. In this cardinal direction lesson, learners create a map to show the path Little Red Riding Hood took in the story and label the path that the Jolly Postman took. The class practices the cardinal directions while singing "Oh Where Oh Where is the Postman" song.
In this Little Red Riding Hood worksheet, students fill in the blanks to the story with the words given and complete a word search. Students complete 2 activities total.
English learners act out a story as it is being told, using Cuisenaire rods to show parts of the story. They act out The Little Red Riding Hood, while the teacher reads, discuss dialogue, characters and clauses of time and story telling words. A worksheet is included.

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