Discuss the structure of narrative texts, as outlined on slide 8 of the Exploring Narrative Texts PowerPoint. Ensure that the students understand the meaning of the orientation, complication and resolution in a narrative text.
Read the full story of Little Red Riding Hood to the class. (Note: The version of the story contained within the PowerPoint is a condensed version of the text. A full version of the text is available within the Little Red Riding Hood Sequencing Activity Cards.) After reading, discuss the questions on slide 9 as a class.
Display and discuss the narrative structure of Little Red Riding Hood, as outlined onslides 10-13. Highlight the importance of the complication within narrative structure (if nothing goes wrong, there would be no challenge for the main character and very little excitement for the reader).
Project a copy of the Story Map Templateon the board. Explain to the students that the template can be used to create a summary (a shortened version) of all the important features of a story.
Working together as a class, model how to complete the template for the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Once it is finished, review the information on the template as a class to ensure that all of the key details have been included.
Rewatch the Parts of a Story song on YouTube. Encourage the students to sing along in order to revise the structure of a narrative text.
Encourage more capable students to share their ideas during the guided learning activity.
Gently guide and support less confident students to share their ideas during the guided learning activity.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities