Cultural Characteristics: Grandmother, What a Big Culture You Have!

Was Little Red Riding Hood just rotten—or the victim of a big, bad wolf? Depends on who you ask! Using different versions of the childhood tale and a jigsaw or gallery walk discussion, learners unpack how the retelling of this story reflects the culture of the writer. After examining multiple versions, class members decide how culture is reflected in each of the texts. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a gallery walk for class members to look for elements of culture reflected in different versions of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood"
  • Develop vocabulary skills by discussing a word splash activity about culture
Classroom Considerations
  • Teacher must provide copies of the stories suggested in the resource, or other versions of the fable
  • Rubrics make it easy to provide feedback for work
  • Activities include ready-to-use graphic organizers and other elements for scaffolding
  • None