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Red Riding Hood a Fake

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Activities in this lesson include looking at the features of a recount, writing a recount in the form of a diary entry, and reading a newspaper article which is a parody of Red Riding Hood written from the wolf’s perspective.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on peer assessment with a five-minute activity based on this extract.   


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Red Riding Hood lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Red Riding Hood a Fake

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teachers – Teach Recounts Through a Twist on Red Riding Hood!

    I’ve discovered a brilliant KS2 resource that teaches recounts using a clever spin on Little Red Riding Hood – from the Big Bad Wolf’s perspective! It’s called “Red Riding Hood a Fake” and deserves ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for the following reasons:

    Firstly, it covers the key features of recounts through various fun activities. Students identify recount elements, write a diary entry recount collaboratively from the wolf’s viewpoint, and analyze a newspaper “recount” on Red Riding Hood bullying the wolf!

    Secondly, it allows students to apply higher-order thinking skills. The independent metacognitive activities get learners reflecting on effective peer collaboration and the value of peer assessment.

    Thirdly, this resource also builds vital evidence-based learning capabilities – collaboration, thinking skills, peer assessment and metacognition. The peer assessment activity even develops self-review abilities.

    Finally, there is a superb 5-minute CPD excerpt focusing on research around the benefits of peer assessment. It highlights how peer assessment boosts metacognition and includes a teacher reflection activity.

    If you want a resource that teaches curriculum recount objectives creatively while developing key thinking and learning skills, check out “Red Riding Hood a Fake”. Its quirky storyline and EBL activities make it a must for any KS2 English teacher’s collection!

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Red Riding Hood a Fake