The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns

  • Kindergarten, First Grade
  • Reading, ESL
  • 75 minutes
  • 3.0 based on 2 ratings
August 22, 2015
by Natalie Chari

With some help from The Little Red Hen, young readers will have fun enhancing their reading skills while learning about the value of hard work.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify story patterns and formulate opinions about a text.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell students that today we're going to read a story called The Little Red Hen.
  • Ask students if they've heard about this story before. If they have already, tell them to not spoil the story for their friends who haven't heard it yet.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Using the computer or electronic tablet, read The Little Red Hen with your students.
  • Ask students comprehension questions throughout the story to check their understanding.
  • Ask students if they've identified a pattern in the story (e.g. "Not I").

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Ask the students whether they agree with the Little Red Hen's decision to eat the bread all by herself in the end. Is it nice or not nice of her to do so? Allow the students to express their opinions and debate this question.
  • Divide the class into two groups and have them debate.

Independent Working Time (30 minutes)

  • Have the students work on the Little Red Hen Felt Craft activity.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Let advanced students write down whether they agree or not with the Little Red Hen's decision in the end.
  • Support: Help students who need support (in particular language support), with forming their sentences.

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Ask students for the morals of the story.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Ask students reading comprehension questions (e.g. Who was a hard worker? Who was lazy?).

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