Everybody loves a good fable! The Little Red Hen (retold by Susanna Davidson) is the fantastic story of one hard working hen trying to galvanise the help of her farmyard friends to make food. The Little Red Hen is part of our Travelling Tales series, an all-round storytelling resource designed to save teachers time and engage pupils in their reading and writing learning.
Each Little Red Hen Travelling Tales includes an illustrated copy of the text, a Teacher Guide with ideas for lessons and a range of supporting resources that incorporate the theme of farmyard life. The Little Red Hen and all the Travelling Tales story sack resources help with the storytelling teaching process. They provide physical representations of the main characters as well as other helpful items that familiarise pupils with the text and support them to retell the story as a class and then as an individual.
- Provide learners with a multi-sensory approach to telling the story with puppets of the main characters.
- Save your voice and let an expert storyteller take over by playing The Little Red Hen audio book CD included in this Travelling Tales sack.
- Teach cross-curricular lessons and explore life on the farm with a non-fiction book and a fork and trowel.
What’s in the Travelling Tales sack?
1 x copy of The Little Red Hen
2 x puppets of the main characters**
1 x farmyard non-fiction book**
1 x set of farmyard dominos**
1 x fork and trowel set**
1 x Teacher Guide**
Contents may vary from description.
**Products are not affiliated with, or approved by, Susanna Davidson or Usborne Publishing Ltd.
- Quality texts from well known authors, great for sharing with children; the patterned language promotes choral reading and retelling, naturally encouraging audience participation!
- Each bag provides a window into a new world where the children can learn new ideas and information through engaging and exciting stories
- Good quality materials support the texts, allowing children to create their own play with the characters, further developing vocabulary and language
- Each bag contains a related non-fiction text, developing the idea of the story with further information
- The games link to the text and provide the opportunity to work collaboratively and take turns, while extending and developing the story
- Provide opportunities for children to express views about events or characters in a story and to answer questions about what happened.
- Provide wide range of media and materials to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
- After listening to stories, children can express views about events or characters in the story and answer questions about why things happened.
- Expose children to a wide range of reading material with lots of opportunities to engage with books that fire their imagination and interest.
- Pupils are given the opportunity to explain their understanding of books whilst developing comprehension skills as well as increasing vocabulary.
- Resources allow children to adopt, create, and sustain roles of characters in the stories.
- Opportunities for improvisation as well as script drama are provided.
- Many opportunities for discussion of stories and books with the teacher including non-fiction texts.