"What Can I Get for My Toy"
What does "new toys" mean to you?
What does "toys you've had a long time" mean to you?
What are reasons for trading toys?
What do you think the passage you are about to read will be about?
What Can I Get My Toys
Retell the story that you just read, using as much detail as possible.
At the beginning of the story, what did John tell his mother he wanted?
Why did John want a new toy to play with?
What did John's mother say when he asked her to buy something new for him?
What did John do to get what he wanted?
Why was trading a good idea?
At the end of the story, what did his friend suggest that they do?
In the future what must both boys have for trading to make them both happy?
Why do you think that the boys will trade again?
Whales & Fish
How do whales breathe?
What does "baby animals staying with their mother" mean to you?
How are baby fish born?
What do you think the next passage will be about?
Retell the passage you just read using as much detail as possible.
What is the passage mainly about?
According to the passage, how are whales and fish different?
According to the passage, name another way that whales and fish are different.
What part of the whale is like our nose?
Why does a baby whale stay with its mother for a year?
What part of whales and fish are alike?
Where are fins found on fish and wales?
Why might a mother fish not know her baby?
What is the cat family?
How do cats protect themselves?
What does a cat's tongue look like?
What are cat sounds?
Predict what the next passage will be about.
Read the passage silently.
Retell the passage with as much detail as possible.
What is this passage mostly about?
How are lions, tigers, and cats alike?
What is another way lions, tigers, and cats are alike?
What is still another way lions, tigers, and cats are alike?
What does a cat do when it is scared or trapped in a corner?
Why is it important for cats to have claws when they're born?
Why is the top of a cat's tongue rough?
Why doesn't milk fall off a cat's tongue?
Write about a time you were proud of yourself.
Write about a time you were brave.