Here is a collection of six fictional stories with accompanying comprehension questions. (Each story has 6 to 8 questions below them.) Designed to help emergent and early fluency readers, students need to employ the reading skill of using sentence context. The main comprehension strategy they will use is looking up to the stories to find answers. Student responses include picking words from a word box to fill in the blank lines; choosing among 3 or 4 choices below each question and circling the correct one; looking up to the story to write an answer on the provided line after each question; and finding items in the pictures and marking them. The stories are cute (my students used to love them!) and each comes with its specially-drawn cartoon. The titles are: 1. Mrs. Rabbit’s Feather 2. A Funny Dinner (about a rooster and a cat) 3. Felix Frog’s New Clothes 4. Hoppety Gets His Wish 5. Hoppety’s Antlers 6. Easter Basket (a little girl, Nora makes a basket to give to a friend. Other than the word Easter there is nothing religious about it.) I have used this collection in the Spring, but except for “Easter Basket” you could use them any time of the year. For students who finish fast, they can color in the drawings or use the stories as springboards to writing their own using similar animal characters.
Being on a word document this product is easy to modify and easy to print copies. The eleventh page is the answer key.