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Red Riding Hood Gets a New Ending

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Activities in this lesson include explicitly going through the six stages of Bloom’s Taxonomy of thinking skills and writing a sequel to Red Riding Hood. Activities also include putting the events in the story in the right order using time connectives.

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 thinking skills 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 Gets a New Ending

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

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

    Teaching Literacy While Sharpening Critical Thinking
    I recently stumbled upon a fantastic Red Riding Hood resource that manages to develop core English skills alongside critical thinking and metacognition. This KS2 lesson, “Red Riding Hood Gets a New Ending”, is an absolute must for teachers looking to combine literacy outcomes with higher order cognition.

    Strengthening English Abilities
    The lesson provides a clear overview of key literary concepts like setting, characters and plot to cement students’ understanding of traditional stories. Activities like sequencing events and composing a creative sequel allow pupils to apply this knowledge while flexing their writing muscles. The resource also incorporates vocabulary development around time connectives.

    Enhancing Critical Thought
    Additionally, the well-structured lesson systematically works through all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, from basic remembering to complex analysis and evaluation. Question prompts explicitly model different thinking skills about the Red Riding Hood tale. Students also assess each other’s sequel writing, building valuable peer review abilities.

    Targeted Teacher CPD
    The 5 minute CPD excerpt provides research-backed guidance on making thinking skills explicit through Bloom’s Taxonomy – a great reflective exercise for teachers.

    With its skilful blend of English literacy and critical thinking outcomes, this resource is a real gem. I’d give it 5 stars for managing to skilfully combine core competencies from both literacy and evidence-based learning. It’s a one-stop-shop for developing the next generation of analytical readers and writers.

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Red Riding Hood Gets a New Ending - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Red Riding Hood Gets a New Ending