Lesson Plan

The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns

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.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Sharing Opinions About Stories pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Sharing Opinions About Stories pre-lesson.

Do you know the story of the Little Red Hen? Follow along in the classroom activity The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns as the main character does all of the work and gets all of the yummy reward! This lesson plan goes over story patterns and how they might relate to the morals of the story. Do your students have opinions about what happened in the plot? Find out as students in kindergarten and first grade ask themselves fiction comprehension questions and practice making connections in fiction texts.

Learning Objectives

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

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Little Red Hen Felt Craft
  • 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.

Beginning

  • Provide students with relevant vocabulary words in their home language (L1) as needed.

Intermediate

  • Activate background knowledge of farms and farm animals as needed.