Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews

Schema: story of The Little Red Hen; have students retell it calling on several and having them pick up where the last student left off

Text-to-text connection: The Little Red Hen

Point of View: The story is told from the red hen’s point of view.  How does the mother hen’s POV change when her chick says what she is telling the other babies is mean?  Do you think she sees the situation from her baby chick’s POV?

Compare and Contrast: with the original story; both find a seed, one is wheat, and in this one it is a tree, etc.

Synthesis: When the mother hen gives the other babies a green seed, how could we see this action besides the literal meaning?  Could the seed be like an idea being planted in someone’s mind?  What idea might she be planting in the minds of the mother cat, rat, and pig?

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