Saturday, February 27, 2016

Little Red Riding Hood

February Week 2

Last week we reread several of Paul Galdone's books and reviewed them. At this point in the year we are already familiar with Henny Penny, Cat Goes Fiddle-i-Fee, The Three Little Kittens, The Little Red Hen, and The Three Little Pigs.

This week we focused mainly on Little Red Riding Hood.

This is one of Paul Galdone's books that I'm really not fond of. I find it a little too wordy and don't think it flows incredibly well. 

So we read this version by James Marshall as well, which I like much better. The illustrations are whimsical and there are several places in the story where the kids just crack up.

Book Reviews

This is the form I use for reviews. The kids color the number of stars they think the book deserves, and then draw about a character or scene that they liked.

Character & Setting Art

We did a Deep Dark Woods craft to learn about character and setting. The kids love wolves so they were into it! The idea was from Bubbles Academy. They cut their own trees from half sheets of brown paper and Nature Paper from Lakeshore Learning. I had templates made for them of the moon, wolf, and red riding hood.

Character Profiles

We also completed a Character Profile for the Big Bad Wolf. This is part of my Little Red Riding Hood Unit I have on TpT. They love this.

This student said the big bad wolf is "mad, very mad." His favorite food is pizza and his favorite game is playing with cars.

This big bad wolf's favorite food is penguin, and favorite game is tag.

Story Sequencing and Retelling

Finally, we made our own finger puppets. I found a free, adorable template on Krokotak.

I put out our puppet theater so the kids could act out the story during centers. It was a big hit!


Book List

Besides the two books above, we also read:


Pretty Salma by Niki Daly



Lon Popo by Ed Young