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Red Riding Hood Denies Everything

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Activities in this lesson include comparing the structure of a story (Red Riding Hood) to a newspaper article (a parody of Red Riding Hood); reading and completing activities based on the parody. Activities also include answering higher and lower order questions.

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 self-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 Denies Everything

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

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

    Teachers – Check Out This Creative Red Riding Hood Resource – “Red Riding Hood Denies Everything” Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    I’ve discovered a brilliant KS2 resource that uses a newspaper parody of Red Riding Hood to teach language skills alongside evidence-based learning. It’s called “Red Riding Hood Denies Everything” and it’s a creative way to build key skills.

    Students Compare Story and Parody Structure

    There are some great activities where students compare the structure and language features of the original Red Riding Hood story to a newspaper parody. This develops an understanding of differences between stories and newspaper reports.

    Higher Order Questions Develop Critical Thinking

    Higher order questions based around the parody text further enhance critical thinking skills. There is also an independent activity focused on using adjectives to describe characters.

    5 Minute CPD Develops Teacher Expertise

    A 5 minute CPD activity based on educational research into self-assessment gives teachers practical ideas to apply this in the classroom. There is even an action step related to pairing students to further develop self-assessment abilities.

    I Would Give this Complete Resource 5 Stars

    This creative resource that uses a parody to teach Red Riding Hood skills gets 5 stars from me. I highly recommend checking out “Red Riding Hood Denies Everything” for your KS2 students. The range of activities develops language, thinking skills, and teacher expertise.

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Red Riding Hood Denies Everything - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Red Riding Hood Denies Everything