"Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"

Roald Dahl takes the classic fairy tale and rewrites it so that the words are more poetic and the ending transforms the little girl.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 7 Unit 4's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, maggie and milly and molly and may, Mother to Son, Haikus, It Happened in Montgomery, Monologues, The Raven, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Casey at the Bat, Outlaws and Highwaymen, The Highwayman, We Wear the Mask, Twelfth Night
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  1. decent
    sufficient for the purpose
    As soon as Wolf began to feel
    That he would like a decent meal,
    He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
  2. horrid
    grossly offensive to decency or morality
    When Grandma opened it, she saw
    The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin
  3. terrify
    frighten greatly
    Poor Grandmamma was terrified.
  4. absolutely
    totally and definitely; without question
    And she was absolutely right.
  5. tough
    resistant to cutting or chewing
    But Grandmamma was small and tough
  6. wail
    emit long loud cries
    And Wolfie wailed, "That's not enough!
  7. yelp
    bark in a high-pitched tone
    He ran around the kitchen yelping
  8. helping
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    "I've got to have a second helping!"
  9. leer
    a suggestive or sneering look or grin
    Then added with a frightful leer,
    "I'm therefore going to wait right here
  10. reply
    react verbally
    "All the better to hear you with," the Wolf replied.
  11. caviar
    salted fish eggs eaten as a delicacy
    Compared with her old Grandmamma
    She's going to taste like caviar.
  12. flicker
    move back and forth very rapidly
    The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
  13. knickers
    underpants worn by women
    She whips a pistol from her knickers.
  14. cloak
    a loose outer garment
    But what a change! No cloak of red,
    No silly hood upon her head.
  15. note
    observe with care or pay close attention to
    She said, "Hello, and do please note
    My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
Created on September 15, 2014 (updated September 15, 2014)

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