Unit 4: Making Old Stories New
Lesson 13 of 18
Defend if the wolf is or is not cunning and why.
Book: Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
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Tasks that represents the peak thinking of the lesson - mastery will indicate whether or not objective was achieved
The wolf thinks that he is cunning. Do you agree? Defend why or why not.
An example response to the Target Task at the level of detail expected of the students.
Questions about the text that will help guide the students understanding
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?
Literary terms, text-based vocabulary, idioms and word parts to be taught with the text
having the skills to get something done by lying and tricking others
Enhanced Lesson Plan
— Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
— Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
— Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Standards that are practiced daily but are not priority standards of the unit
— Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
— Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
— Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
— Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
— Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
— With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
— Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups
— Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
— Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Retell what happens in The Three Little Pigs.
Describe why the third little tamale was resourceful.
Explain why the third little javelina was intelligent.
Describe why Pig Three is persistent.
Use the words “persistent,” “resourceful,” or “intelligent” to describe the three little wolves.
Defend if the wolf’s side of the story is true or not.
Discussion & Writing
Determine the moral of the Three Little Pigs and explain how the moral can be used in your own life.
Writing – 4 days
Write your own version of The Three Little Pigs.
Retell what happens in Little Red Riding Hood.
Explain what lesson Little Red learns and how she learns it.
Analyze specific words in a text and explain how they help the reader better understand the story.
Explain why Little Roja is intelligent.
Use the words “sly” and “pleasant” to describe how the wolf changes.
Defend if you agree or disagree with the wolf’s side of the story and why.
Determine the moral of Little Red Riding Hood and explain how the moral can be used in your own life.
Defend if wolves deserve the stereotype of being evil animals.
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