Timelines and Chronology in Storytelling
LESSON: Timelines and Chronology in Storytelling
Content Area(s): Language Arts, History
Questions to Consider:
- How does the timeline of events impact how the story is told?
- If certain events would have happened earlier or later, how might the story have changed?
Ask students to take turns telling different sections of LRRH based on their memory of the tale. Compare the different variations that come up and discuss why students may remember the tale differently.
After reading the traditional story of LRRH, students will map key events along a timeline. They will then reimagine the story using a different timeline and discuss how changes in the timeline could impact the central themes and plot of the story.
Elementary: Little Red Riding Hood by Paul Galdone
Middle: Red Riding Hood by James Marshall
Secondary: Little Red Riding Hood by Beni Montresor