Homework Writing
 First, please write down homework for the week
(green, on whiteboard). Then, LABEL Warm-up #1:
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 Who do you think would serve as a good character to
represent someone the opposite of Little Red Riding
Hood? This person should still be a good person, but
someone who acts more wisely than Red. This person
should also be someone Red is well acquainted with.
 Use your imagination and write ½ page (spiral notebook)
or 1/3 page (composition book). When you are done,
answer the following question:
 What do you think symbolism means?
Warm-up #1
 Who do you think would serve as a good character
to represent someone the opposite of Little Red
Riding Hood? This person should still be a good
person, but someone who acts more wisely than
Red. This person should also be someone Red is
well acquainted with.
 Use your imagination and write ½ page (spiral
notebook) or 1/3 page (composition book). When
you are done, answer the following question:

What do you think symbolism means?
Symbolism notes
 A symbol is something that
represents something else, either
by association or by resemblance.
 It can be a material object or a
written sign used to represent
something invisible.
Symbolism notes
 What do the following symbols represent?
 Answer in your notes.
What did you come up with?
 The American Flag–
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on a literal level, it is just a flag, a
piece of cloth. However, it also stands
for this particular county, for
freedom, etc.
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What about the others?
Symbolism notes
 Think of another familiar symbol.
Sketch it, and tell what it
symbolizes. OR, think of a symbol
that represents you. Sketch it, and
explain why it symbolizes you.
Symbolism notes
 In writing, symbolism is the use of a
word, a phrase, or a description, which
represents a deeper meaning than the
words themselves.
 This
kind of extension of meaning can transform
the written word into a very powerful instrument.
Symbolism in Little Red Riding Hood
 Spend five minutes looking over “Little Red Riding
Hood.”
 Knowing that it can be compared to the movie
Taken, about an innocent girl taken advantage of in
the slave-trade industry, think about what each
detail in the story could symbolize.
 If you need help, begin by thinking about:
•The red cape
•The mother
•The straight path
•The woods
•The wolf
•The hunstman
•Devouring or appetite
•The cake (or bread?) and wine
•The second wolf
What do you think?
 Share your list with at least one other next to you.
Try to add at least two details you didn’t think of to
your list.
Glossary of Literary Terms
 Your tool for all our short stories, novels, your own
writings, and your own mind imaginations!
 First….
 What have we learned up to this point?
Homework Assignment: LRRH Analysis
 Your independent work time will be to analyze Little
Red Riding Hood based on some elements we just
learned about in our Glossary of Literary Terms.
 Specifically, highlight the following in your glossary:
 Protagonist
 Rising Action
 Antagonist
 Climax
 Foil
 Conflict
 Mood
 Falling Action
 Exposition
 Resolution
Homework Specifics…
 For each of the literary elements you highlighted,
you will find these in “Little Red Riding Hood.”
 In the story itself, please highight and label next to
where you found them.
 On a separate sheet of paper, number 1-10,
corresponding to each of the ten elements you are to
find. Write in two complete sentences where the
elements is in the story (or who he or she is) and why
you think this is so.
 For “foil,” there is none. Please suggest someone
who you think would be a great addition to this story
who would “foil” Little Red Riding Hood.
Examples
 1. Protagonist. The protagonist in “Little Red Riding
Hood” is Red herself. She is the protagonist because the
largest conflict in the story—her succumbing to
temptation and being eaten by the wolf—happens to her.
 10. Resolution. The resolution in the story takes place
when the hunstman opens the wolf’s stomach and
rescues both Red and the grandma. This is the resolution
because the major conflict, Red and the grandma being
eaten by the wolf, is solved. Additionally, Red’s inner
conflict of being too naïve and simple is solved when she
learns her lesson and vows to never talk to a wolf again.