Synonyms: Each page has a focus word printed large at the top of each page, and the word is used in context. Ask students to give you a synonym for some of the words as you read.
Carmine writes a haiku about her grandmother. Students may connect with writing their own haiku.
Inferences: the illustrations provide inferences to the Three Blind Mice and the Little Boy Blue nursery rhymes.
Map skills: A map from Carmine’s house to her Granny’s is provided. Students could measure and set up a key to determine the distance from one to the other.
Compare and Contrast: How is this story similar and different from the original Little Red Riding Hood?
Cause and Effect: Because Carmine dilly-dallied, the effect is that the wolf got there before she did and stole the bones.
Sequencing: How did the events in the story occur?
Synthesis: I am synthesizing that the wolf never intended to eat Granny; he just wanted the soup bones for his pups.
Text-to-Text Connection: Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh; Tortuga in Trouble by Ann Whitford Paul