“The Little Red Hen”, a folk tale classic by Paul Galdone (book not included) is a great book for both preschoolers and older students. It lends itself to sequencing activities and has a timeless story about what happens when you are not a good helper and leave the work to someone else. Evidently there are several versions of this book. This one has a dog, cat, and mouse as the Little Red Hen’s animal friends.
Contents and Directions:
Page 1 – Cover Sheet
Page 2 – Contents and Directions
Page 3-4 – Sequence Cards
Page 5 – Comprehension Question Cards
Page 6 – Yes/No Question Cards
Page 7 – “The Little Red Hen Bakes a Cake” – puzzle activity – print at least one copy of the page for each student in your largest group. Laminate and cut apart. Students earn one puzzle piece for each correct answer (use your own skill cards). At the bottom of the puzzle pieces are the steps to bake a cake. Students should sequence the steps to put their puzzle together.
Page 8 – Magnetic Chips/Play Dough – open-ended – print and laminate one for each student in your largest group. They can use chips, magnetic chips, or play dough to cover the spaces.
Page 9-10 – Following Directions – black and white – print one for each student and read direction to them.
Page 11-18 – Big Mouth Farm Animals – concentration type game – these are color coded – for one side of the table, red – for the other side, blue
p. 11-12 – Antonyms
p. 13-14 – Rhyming Words
p. 15-16 – Multiple Meaning Words (1 meaning from each side)
p. 17-18 – Categories – choose one from each side that are in the same category.
p. 19-20 – Six describing wheels with items from the story
p. 21 – Venn Diagram comparing the Little Red Hen and her animal friends
p. 22 – 4 hen idioms to review with your students
p. 23 – “Barn Raising” – passage
p. 24-25 – “Barn Raising” – 0pen-ended activity. Print one copy of the large card for each student. Print several copies of the items for the barn raising. Laminate and cut out. Each card has the number of 1-3 on it, indicating how many responses the student has to give (using your skill cards). The student that fills their card first is the winner.
p. 26 – Back Cover/Credits