This is a 64 page ready-to-use packet for teachers with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the 2016 novel, RED, by Liesl Shurtliff. Included is a 24 page student workbook designed to promote close reading and high interest, an answer key, student bookmarks, optional culminating activities, and a listing of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) that are addressed in the student activities.
The student workbook is designed as independent work and serves as a guideline for classroom discussion and contains mini-lessons as well. Except for the cover, the booklet appears mainly in black and white taking into account tight school budgets and the higher cost of printing in color.
The workbook divides the 242 page text into six reading assignments of 40-45 pages each. Included in each assignment are a variety of tasks that reinforce vocabulary and comprehension as well as such skills as understanding figurative language (similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification), summarizing, explaining, describing, predicting, point-of-view, theme, cause & effect, and comparing & contrasting. Students are given ample opportunity for extended writing.
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RED, The True Story of Red Riding Hood…in a Nutshell:
This New York Times Best Seller is, basically, a fractured fairy tale. It takes the Grimms’ Fairy Tale, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and puts a magnifying glass up to it telling the reader what REALLY happened. RED is a 12 year old girl who thinks about her name as her destiny since in those days children were named meaningful, powerful names that directed their path in life. Red dearly loves her grandmother and when she falls ill, Red is determined to find a cure for her. Through a series of exciting adventures involving Goldie, tree nymphs, a dwarf, a huntsman, a Beast, and a wolf she learns several important life-lessons about life, death, and friendship…and even magic. Red is a girl who students will definitely relate to as they accompany her on her adventures!
Appropriate for grades 3 and up as a read aloud, but too challenging for most 3rd & some 4th graders to read on their own; best suited for grades 5-7.
PLEASE NOTE: You might also be interested in seeing my novel study for Liesl Shurtliff's award winning book, RUMP or else for her second book, JACK