The Little Red Hen | Book Study Activities, Class Book, Craftivities

Anita Bremer
Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool
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This is a book study literacy unit for The Little Red Hen. The unit is packed with Common Core aligned activities for Kindergarten and First Grade. The craftivity makes a wonderful bulletin board display to showcase learning.

This book study unit can be used as a whole class activity, during small group guided reading time, as individual student work, or as part of a book club. Simply copy a pack for each student. You may wish to choose to implement pages that best fit your students’ learning abilities.

Many versions of this story have different characters, so I have included the most popular options. Use the pages that reflect the version of the story that you choose!



  • student unit cover page
  • story elements
  • making predictions
  • character traits
  • character analysis
  • character cards
  • character comparison
  • story retell
  • story events
  • story clues
  • story sequence
  • can-have graphic organizers


  • making mental images
  • giving my opinion
  • giving my advice
  • text-to-self connections
  • If I were a hen
  • design a farm


  • writing retell pages
  • writing story prompt
  • class book


  • making words
  • vocabulary word search
  • alphabetical order


  • cause and effect
  • problems and solutions
  • author's purpose
  • main idea/theme
  • fiction and non-fiction story elements
  • true or false comprehension questions
  • reading notes
  • personal response page


  • craftivity 1: Not I! I would not want to... (boy & girl header options)
  • craftivity 2: Would You Help the Little Red Hen? (hen header)


  • learning standards checklist charts for Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL


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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Harry the Dirty Dog

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

The Gruffalo

Don’t Let the Pigeon… {for ANY Mo Willems Pigeon book!}

Where the Wild Things Are

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).


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