To be used with a study of, or unit involving, Lon Po Po by Ed Young. This book is often used along with Little Red Riding Hood to practice comparing and contrasting skills; I wanted to continue using that skill by having students compare and contrast characters in the book. We practice another important standard that way!
Students will look at a few very short passages of text to determine what the Wolf and Shang are like based on their inferences and the evidence, and then complete a Venn Diagram to compare the two.
The final page is a writing/discussion activity that builds off of the work comparing the characters, but also engages students in some critical thinking about the story. When reading Lon Po Po or Little Red Riding Hood, I often have a few students who aren't so sure about the justice of the story ending with the wolf dying. This last activity is meant to encourage students to think about who is good or bad in the story and why--how deeply they go will depend on the class!