Red Riding Hood Extension Activity
Students write diary entries as if they were Little Red Riding Hood.
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5
About this book
Suggested Grouping: Individuals
Introduce the activity by talking about diaries. Bring out the idea that a diary is a good place to write about thoughts and feelings and to remember special times.
Talk about Red Riding Hood's day. Ask a volunteer to read the last page of the story aloud. Have children imagine that Red Riding Hood keeps a diary.
Ask children to write an entry in Red Riding Hood's diary. Remind children that they are writing in the voice of the character. They should use the pronoun I and think as the character might think. Encourage them to share their diary entries with the rest of the class.
Teach/Model Explain that writers of diaries want to keep a collection of their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and special times. Often they write each day, using the name of the day as a heading.
Practice/Apply Ask children to think about a recent special event in their lives. Have them write about that event as a diary.