The Little Red Hen

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Readers' Theater Script... ..The Reading Lady
Readers' Theater Script -- "Hen-Picked" ... ...EducationWorld
The hardworking Little Red Hen is a chicken that has laid a golden egg. She has a thriving pastry business and now hopes to relax a little and enjoy her success. But to do that, she needs an apprentice to help her run her nationwide chain of bakeries.
She appears with Donald Trumpeter Swann on a show called Boss Me Around and meets three candidates for the position. Who will she hire as her apprentice?

the_Little_Red_Hen.JPG... read along with the computer...from Between the Lions (PBS Kids)

photos of how to make bread ... sequence the steps of making bread
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making_bread.JPG... watch a short video about making bread from "Between the Lions" (PBS Kids)
. a short video story about a Puerto Rican man and his wife who invented "cheesybread"....from "Between the Lions" (PBS Kids)

rebus story ... Enchanted Learning
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...see website for the rest of the story...

Little Red Hen **POEMS** and SONGS ...

other Little Red Hen activities ... Enchanted Learning
See this website for LOTS of other skills using the Little Red Hen story. The thumbnail pictures will give you ideas, but you have to be a member of the site ($20/yr) to print out full-size pages.

flannel board story .... Dr. Jean



Sparklebox resources...If your students are reading this story, this is a MUST SEE site for great teaching resources.
    • story visual aids,
    • cut-outs
    • "sorry" letter writing frame
    • word mat
    • sequencing sheets
    • bread recipe sheets
    • story cards
    • role-play masks
    • hens with 'en' rime
    • + more...Sparklebox see below for previews of these materials...

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little_red_hen_makes_a_pizza...BOOK_COVER.jpg(book level 3.0...AR) ... click here for more with this book
In this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to help the Little Red Hen make a pizza. they get to join in when the time comes to eat it?
little red pen.jpgby Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel...(book level 2.0...AR) here for more with this book...

The Little Red Pen must grade the papers or it's the END OF THE WORLD! She is stressed out and asks for help, but all her school supply friends can say is, "Not I!" Stapler has back problems, Eraser is suffering from short term memory loss . . . everyone has an excuse.

The Little Red Pen goes it alone and finally tumbles with exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash!), her fellow school supplies must work together to rescue her. Trouble is, their plan depends on Tank, the rotund class hamster, who's not inclined to cooperate. Will the Little Red Pen be lost forever? Will it be the end of the world?

. Mary Finch
Reading Level:
Fountas & Pinnell: M
Accelerated Reader (AR): 2.8
Lexile: 470L
DRA: 27
This version of the familiar folktale departs from the traditional telling in several ways. A rooster and a mouse live with the little red hen and lazily refuse to help do the chores necessary to turn a grain of wheat into a loaf of bread. When, in turn, the little red hen won't share the fruits of her solitary labor, the shirkers learn their lesson and, in this story, get a second chance. Next time the hen finds a grain of wheat, both rooster and mouse are there to help and to enjoy the delicious reward. A recipe for whole-wheat bread, clear but not as easy as suggested, is appended. (summary from Amazon--School Library Journal)
themed unit (nutrition education) ... from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
book guides & lesson plans ...

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With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen.
Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed. So along with his friends--Turtle, Iguana, and Potbellied Pig--he sets out to make the most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there’s one problem: none of his friends knows how to cook! The team bravely forges ahead, and with Rooster’s help, they learn how to measure flour (not with a ruler) and how to beat an egg (not with a baseball bat). But can they keep Pig from gobbling up all the ingredients? Take an old family recipe, add four funny friends, and mix in some hilarious cooking confusion and you have a picture book treat for children of all ages!

little_red_hen_makes_soup...book_cover.jpg ... CTP Sight Word Reader ... click here for more with this book
In this modern twist on an old classic, Little Red Hen decides to make soup! And this time, her friends help! Great for first- and second-graders, this book is the perfect tool to help teach vocabulary recognition. Softcover, 16 pages.
by Ann Whitford Paul
!Caramba! Iguana is planning a fiesta. Tortuga the tortoise, Gonejo the rabbit, and Gulebra the snake all want to come. But do they want to help Iguana deliver invitations or stuff the pinata or cook the food? No, no, and no! A lazy trio loses out in this clever update of the story of the Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist. A glossary of Spanish words is included.

Ideas & activities to use with Mañana Iguana ...
Ideas for using this book with older students...
Burro's Tortillas... TumbleBooks -- ebooks for ekids online
armadilly_chili.jpg ... Armadilly here for more with this book
the_little_green_witch.jpg (book level 3.2...AR) ... click here for some activities with this book
The Little Green Witch is in luck! She's found some pumpkin seeds--perfect for making a horrible, monstrous pumpkin pie. But when she asks her friends to help her with the pumpkin preparation, all she hears is lazy whining. But when they all want to eat the pumpkin pie that she makes, the witch exacts her revenge.
mr._wolf' Jan Fearnley ... (book level 3.4...AR)
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In this humorous take-off on a favorite folk tale, this harried, hardworking hen finds the true meaning of Passover when she summons her friends to lend a hand in the preparation of matzah. Includes a recipe for matzah, a glossary of Yiddish words, and a note on Passover traditions.

tiny_tilda's_pumpkin_pie_by_susan_kantor.PNGby Susan Kantor
In a variation on the story of the Little Red Hen, Tiny Tilda cannot get her sisters to help her plant a pumpkin seed, water and harvest it, or make it into a pie--so she does not share the fruit of her labor with them. (summary by
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In this story based on "The Little Red Hen," a little black crow asks his animal friends to help with the planting of some corn seed.
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A little red hen finds none of her friends willing to help with her crop, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it.
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Hid­den For­est has a new res­i­dent. Lit­tle Red Hen and her seven lit­tle chicks have moved into a cot­tage and plan to grow a boun­ti­ful crop of corn in the nearby field. The prob­lem is that none of the Red Hen’s neigh­bors are will­ing to help with the hard work. “Not I,” says the dog, the goose, and the lazy cat. So Goldilocks, who has heard about the new arrivals from her friend Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood, comes up with a neigh­borly idea: Why don’t all the res­i­dents of Hid­den For­est chip in and work on the gar­den? Bet­ter yet, why not make it a sur­prise? Of course there are a cou­ple of res­i­dents who might not be so coop­er­a­tive. Will Wolfy Lupus and his cousin Fer O’Cious hatch a new plot of their own?
external image pancakes.gifby Eric Carle...The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up -- hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack's mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?