In Hands Up, Wolf we follow a play which is a contemporary version of Little Red Riding Hood. It also contains references to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Features of the Book – Based on Little Red Riding Hood, – Colloquial language – break-in; cheer her up; cops; Hands up; Here we go again; So long; sarge; take a look, – Humour, – Specialised vocabulary – All Points Bulletin, arrest, crook, custody, sergeant, suspect, – Stage directions, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – Downtown, Honeybee, onstage, offstage, woodshed, – Contractions – I’ll, can’t, she’s, ma’am, you’ve, – Multisyllabic words – bulletin, custody, dangerous, officers, – Silent letters – know, climbs. Purpose Hands Up Wolf! can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – comparing and contrasting different versions of the same story, – identifying the features of different genres, – reading aloud with expression, – recognising silent letters, – using alternative endings for a story.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Humour, Problem Solving
Reading Level:17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level17-18
GenreFolk Tale/Traditional Story | Play
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Humour | Problem Solving
Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Fluency | Vocabulary and word study