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Little Red Riding Hood [Point of View] Reading Unit of Study

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1st - 3rd
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Little Red Riding Hood: Point Of View Reading Unit Of Study

Thank you for your interest in this week long mini-unit focused around the reading standard of understanding points of view! This unit focuses on the story of Little Red Riding Hood to help students understand multiple points of view. Several Common Core State Standards for first, second, and third grade are targeted:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.6. Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.1.7. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.1.9. Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.2.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.2.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.2.9. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.3.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RL.3.6. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Based on your grade level and the amount of practice your students have already had with points of view, this unit will be perfect for introducing, practicing, or reviewing first-person and third-person points of view.

Through five days, students will learn first about various points of view in Red Riding Hood, by James Marshall. As they discuss changes in points of view, Toby Forward’s The Wolf’s Story is used as a resource to compare and contrast these versions of the same story. Finally, students will practice discussing their thoughts on different points of view with classmates. We have included suggestions for an end-of-the-unit celebration in the form of a debate, when your students will have a chance to express their own point of view in support of the characters they have read about through this unit.

A Letter to Caregivers is also provided to introduce the unit and a rubric to close the unit. While we have paced this pack as a short 5-day unit, it can easily be stretched into two weeks by spending two days per reading lesson and providing your students with additional time to practice the skills targeted.

Have fun practicing points of view with your students through this targeted mini-unit!

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