Cardigan, a new moose in town, is accused of stealing a homemade pie from an open window. It's not a fresh concept, but it's handled here in a judiciously delicious way. Witness after witness places him at the scene. Fortunately, the judge (a hippo in robe and wig) is observant and despite the jeers of the crowd and jury, he suggests that the evidence is circumstantial. Cardigan admits to taking a whiff of the pie but proffers his innocence. Meanwhile, he continually knocks things over with his antlers, toppling courtroom statuary, the flag, and, finally, the judge himself.
This story is in the third grade Journeys book, but is also a hard cover book that you can use as a read aloud.The activities in this packet are more than enough to last you a week of studying this story, but also could be a great supplement to the Journeys series.
Included in this packet are the following:
*10 comprehension task cards based on the story
*Graphic Organizers on summary, author's purpose, sequencing, and drawing conclusions
*4 interactive notebook pages to deepen student understanding.
There is also an interactive notebook page focusing in on multiple vocabulary words from the story.
This is a great story to use as a read aloud for your students, or if you're using a reading series in your school with this story included, this is just a great way to have your students work on some supplemental resources.
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