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K-W-L Model discussion: Little Red-Riding-Hood and Omega Wolf Bert

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Class will discuss the K & W of the K-W-L Model at the beginning of the lesson: What do you KNOW and what do you WANT TO KNOW about some concepts and terminology used in the story called “Little Red-Riding-Hood and Omega Wolf Bert?” At the end of the lesson, they will close with the L discussion: What have you LEARNED about those concepts?

Step 2: Introductory Discussion some concepts and terminology used in the story called “Little Red-Riding-Hood and Omega Wolf Bert.”

A. Ask the “K” question of the K-W-L MODEL.

1. Teacher Asks: This lesson is on learning about some concepts and terminology used in the story called “Little Red-Riding-Hood and Omega Wolf Bert.”

For the K of the K-W-L Model, what do you KNOW about what the term ‘stranger danger’ means?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as young people are in danger of being kidnapped or hurt by someone they do not know. This situation has come to be known as ‘stranger danger’.

2. Teacher Says or Asks: For the K of the K-W-L Model, what do you KNOW about omega, beta, and alpha wolves in a wolf pack?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as the alpha wolf (male or female) is the highest rank wolf in the wolf pack. The beta wolf is the second in command, so to speak. They hold a medium-level rank. The omega wolf is the lowest rank wolf of the pack. It is sometimes known as the ‘Cinderella’ wolf or the ‘scapegoat’ wolf as it is often treated very unkindly.

B. Ask the “W” question of the K-W-L MODEL.

1. Teacher Says or Asks: For the W of the K-W-L Model, what else do you WANT TO KNOW about what the term ‘stranger danger’ means?

Students Respond: (Accept Reasonable Answers.)

2. Teacher Says or Asks: For the W of the K-W-L Model, what else do you WANT TO KNOW about omega, beta, and alpha wolves in a wolf pack?

Students Respond: (Accept Reasonable Answers.)

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Please note: After completing Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, you are now ready for Section 10.

Section 10: Wrap-Up Discussion on some concepts and terminology used in the story called “Little Red-Riding-Hood and Omega Wolf Bert.”

C. Ask the “L” question of the K-W-L MODEL.

1. Teacher Says or Asks: For the L of the K-W-L Model, what have you LEARNED about what the term ‘stranger danger’ means?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as young people are in danger of being kidnapped or hurt by someone they do not know. This situation has come to be known as ‘stranger danger’.

2. Teacher Says or Asks: For the L of the K-W-L Model, what have you LEARNED about omega, beta, and alpha wolves in a wolf pack?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as the alpha wolf (male or female) is the highest rank wolf in the wolf pack. The beta wolf is the second in command, so to speak. They hold a medium-level rank. The omega wolf is the lowest rank wolf of the pack. It is sometimes known as the ‘Cinderella’ wolf or the ‘scapegoat’ wolf as it is often treated very unkindly.

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