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Learn about the Structure of a Traditional Story

 

  

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Most traditional stories had one or more of these things

 

a simple beginning such as...

once-upon-a-time

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simple language and a simple plot

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pretend characters

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a problem

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a message such as

do-not-go-into-the-woods-on-your-own

 

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For stories to make sense, they must have these three parts:

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The beginning of the story tells the reader about the setting (where the story takes place) and introduces the main characters (the people or animals who are in the story).

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The middle of a story is the longest part. It tells the reader about the main events in the story (what happens). The middle of a story is usually the most exciting part.

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The ending of a story tells the reader how the story finishes. Story endings can be happy or sad.

 

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Look at the beginning of the story Red Riding Hood:

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Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived near a wood. She was always taking baskets of food to her grandmother who had a cottage in the woods.

 

Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red cloak with a hood, so everyone called her Red Riding Hood.

 

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Questions

 

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make-some-notes 1. The setting in a story is the place where the story is set. What is the setting at the start of this story?


make-some-notes 2. Who are the main characters?


 

These are the main events in the story Red Riding Hood but they are muddled up.

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make-some-notes 3. Which event happens at the beginning of the story?


make-some-notes 4. Which event happens at the end of the story?


make-some-notes 5. Who arrives at the cottage first – the wolf or Red Riding Hood?


 

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A story has to have a beginning, middle and end.

 

Write a sentence about each part of the story of Red Riding Hood. The middle of the story needs two sentences as most of the events in a story happen in the middle of it.

 

At the beginning of a story we are usually told who is in the story or where it is set

 

write-your-answer 6. The start of Red Riding Hood tells us…


 

In the middle of a story the main character often has a problem they have to solve

 

write-your-answer 7. The middle of Red Riding Hood tells us…


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At the end of a story all the events are concluded and the problem is usually solved

 

write-your-answer 8. The end of Red Riding Hood tells us…


 

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Look at this picture of the wolf who has dressed as Red Riding Hood’s grandmother:

 

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write-your-answer 9. Why do you think we can see the wolf’s tail under the bed?


 

write-your-answer 10. Why do you think the wolf is wearing Grandmother’s glasses?


 

write-your-answer 11. Why do you think the wolf is pretending to smile?


 

 

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they can describe the characters in the story as good or bad. You are going to describe Red Riding Hood and the wolf as both good and bad characters.

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Red Riding Hood is described as a good character in the story

 

make-some-notes 12. Write five adjectives that would describe Red Riding Hood as a good character

 

____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________

 

You are going to change Red Riding hood into a bad character

 

make-some-notes 13. Write five adjectives that would describe Red Riding Hood as a bad character

 

____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________

 

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The wolf is described as a bad character in the story

 

make-some-notes 14. Write five adjectives that would describe the wolf as a bad character

 

____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________

 

You are going to change the wolf into a good character

 

make-some-notes 15. Write five adjectives that would describe the wolf as a good character

 

____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________ , ____________

 

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remembering-thinking-skill 16. Who saved Red Riding Hood and her grandmother?


 

understanding-thinking-skill 17. Why did the wolf dress up as Red Riding Hood’s grandmother?


 

applying-thinking-skill 18. Is there anything similar in the story of Red Riding Hood and the story the Three Little Pigs?


 

analysing-thinking-skill 19. Think of one thing in the story and say why this couldn’t happen in real life.


 

evaluating-thinking-skill 20. Why do you think we are not told very much about the Grandmother in this story?


 

creating-thinking-skill 21. Give Red Riding Hood a new name and say why it is suitable.


Based on Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking Skills

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Creative Writing Activity

 

You are going to write a short sequel to the story Red Riding Hood. A sequel is a story that has the same characters as the original story but with a different plot.

 

This means that you are still writing about Red Riding Hood and the wolf but different things are going to happen in your story.

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The wolf has just been released from hospital, after recovering from his encounter with the woodcutter.

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You have just seen a selfie on Instagram of the wolf and Red Riding Hood walking through the woods. They seem to be and getting on really well.

 

You are going to write short sequel that explains how the wolf and Red Riding Hood are now friends.

 

Now make some notes before you start your sequel.

 

write-your-answer 22. At the beginning of my sequel this happens…


write-your-answer 23. In the middle of my sequel this happens…


write-your-answer 24. At the end of my sequel this happens…


 

 

make-some-notes Write your sequel to Red Riding Hood

 

now-write-your-sequel-to-red-riding-hood

 

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End of lesson Thinking Activity 

make-some-notes Copy the words in the "thinking" bubble and finish the sentence.

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Homework

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The Structure of a Traditional Story

  

Red Riding Hood

 

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