Compare and Contrast Texts
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3] Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/9] Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
In this activity, students will compare and contrast "The Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf" poem with the original fairytale.
- In the poem she says, “But Grandma, what a lovely great big furry coat you have on”.
- In the fairytale, she says, “Grandma what great big teeth you have”.
- In the poem, when Little Red Riding Hood pulls out a gun and shoots the wolf.
- In the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood gets eaten by the Big Bad Wolf.
- In the poem, the girl is wearing wolfskin fur, instead of a red cloak.
- In the original fairytale, the woodcutter kills the wolf, and rescues the grandma and the girl.