Book: She was kind and considerate, and everybody loved her. (p. 1)
Context:A considerate friend gives help when you need it.
Book: “Now, whatever you do,” she said, “go straight to Granny’s, do not tarry, do not speak to strangers.” (p. 5)
Context: You can’t be so late, so do not tarry on the way to school.
Book: “Care to stop for a little chat?” (p. 8)
Context: I like to chat with my friends on the phone.
Book: But the wolf had such charming manners. (p. 10)
Context: All of the kids liked the charming boy.
Book: “Allow me to escort you,” he said. (p. 10)
Context: My friend will escort me because I don’t know the way.
Book: “You never know what might be lurking about.” (p. 10)
Context: The bad guy was lurking behind the bank.
Book: Granny was furious at having her reading interrupted. (p. 16)
Context: He was furious when he saw his broken toy.
Book: Red Riding Hood was distressed at seeing her grandmother so changed. (p. 22)
Context: The bad news distressed her.
Book: A hunter passing by was alarmed by the frightful racket. (p. 26)
Context: The big trucks were making a racket.
Book: “We’re ever so grateful,” said Red Riding Hood. (p. 28)
Context: We are grateful for the good things in our lives.
Word: fairy tale
Definition: a made up story that teaches a lesson and usually has magical events
Context: The Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale.
Definition: having the power to do something that could not happen in real life
Context: The fairy has magical powers. She can fly.
Definition: a story made up by common people and passed down by telling and retelling
Context: A folktale is story that is passed down over time. It is told over and over again.
Word: oral tradition
Definition: a spoken story passed down through generations, often by a storyteller or a family member
Context: An oral tradition is a story told over and over. It is passed down by word of mouth and not written down.