What big readers you have! All the better to find the story elements and retell a familiar version of Little Red Riding Hood and compare it with Lon Po Po: A Little Red Riding Hood from China - written by Ed Young. These scaffolded worksheets provide students with the opportunity to reinforce their social studies unit of study about Ancient China and practice their identification of story elements and knowledge of writing a detailed retelling/summary of a book they have read.
Literacy Connection and Books Needed:
* Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood from China - written by Ed Young
* Any classic version of the story of Little Red Riding Hood - one of my favorites is the version retold by James Marshall with its humor and clever illustrations
This 8 page packet includes:
* A cover sheet
* Two scaffolded worksheets to record the story elements -of setting,
characters, problem, and solutions for each story
* Two worksheets to record the retelling of the story in students' own
words with the scaffolding of "In the beginning..., First..., Next...,
After that..., and In the end... to guide their writing for each story
* One worksheet to record comparisons of how these two versions of
a similar story are alike and different
* One worksheet to add personal favorites and suggestions for
changing the events in the story the way the student thinks would
1 - Read aloud or have students read to themselves two versions of the story of Little Red Riding Hood .
2 - Record the story elements of setting, characters, problem, and solution for each on the worksheets included.
3 - Once these elements are identified, students use them to help write a retelling of each story in their own words on the worksheets included.
4 - Using the story elements and retelling pages as references, students will record ways that these two stories are alike and different on the worksheet included.
5 - Students will choose their favorite Little Red Riding Hood and tell why they chose this version on the worksheet included. In addition, students will offer their own suggestion for what they would have happen if they could change the story.