Let's Read and Write About the Story
Provide large sheets of paper. Ask students to fold the paper into quarters and then in each section draw a picture of one of the characters from the book. They should also print a sentence telling why the character could not help, for example, "Not I" said the Duck, because she was going swimming. Encourage the children to use quotation marks.
Provide papers with two columns. One headed Problems the other headed Solutions. Feel free to download problem and solution T-charts (with or without lines) right here on Bright Hub. Ask students to write in each column Little Red Hen's problems as she goes about making the pizza, and how she solves each of them. For example, Problem - she had nothing to cook the pizza in; Solution - go to the hardware store and buy a pizza pan. Encourage the children to add illustrations.
Provide papers with the letters for the word PIZZA down the left hand side of the sheet. Invite students to develop their own acrostic poem using each of the letters as a beginning sound, for example, P - pizza, pepperoni, I - inviting, items and so forth. Ask for volunteers to share their poems. Take words from each of the poems to make up a class co-operative acrostic poem.
Provide long strips of paper such as those from adding machine rolls. Ask students to make a filmstrip of the story showing scenes in the correct sequence. Students add a sentence to describe each scene or dictate it to a helper.