Making Old Stories New

Lesson 13


Unit 4

1st Grade

Lesson 13 of 18


Defend if the wolf is or is not cunning and why.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young 

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Target Task

Discussion & Writing Prompt

The wolf thinks that he is cunning. Do you agree? Defend why or why not.

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Key Questions

  • Based on the text and the illustrations, what word could you use to describe the wolf? Why?

  • Based on the text and the illustrations, what word could you use to describe the children? Why?

  • How do the children feel after they let Po Po in? Use details from the text and illustrations to support your answer.

  • The wolf is described as cunning. What does it mean to be cunning? Based on what you know so far, is the wolf cunning?

  • Shang is described as being clever. Based on what you know so far, is Shang clever?

  • Retell Shang’s clever plan. Use details from the illustrations and text do describe how the wolf and Shang feel about the plan.

  • How do the children outsmart the wolf?




having the skills to get something done by lying and tricking others

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.1.2 — Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • RL.1.3 — Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • RL.1.4 — Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

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