Comparing Versions of Little Red Riding Hood

posted Feb 13, 2013, 5:42 PM by Patrick Johnson
Today we compared versions of Little Red Riding Hood.

Students watched the classic version of Little Red Riding Hood:

Afterwards I read students the story: Honestly, LIttle Red Riding Hood was Rotten!

As we read the second story, students used the Q chart to help generate questions about the story. For example:
What is the Wolf's plan?
Is the Wolf really a vegetarian?
How will Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma escape?
Why is the Wolf so bad?
Will the Woodsman come to the rescue?
Why is Little Red Riding Hood referred to as rotten?

After students listened to both versions of the story, they were partnered up and given the following task:
Compare both versions of Little Red Riding Hood. How are they similar and how are they different?
Students were allowed to choose how they showed the similarities and differences on chart paper. Strategies I observed included: Venn Diagrams, t-charts, sentences, 2 circles where one was similarities and one was differences and using pictures to illustrate the similarities and differences.