Do you use current events to plan your instruction? In May of 2014 a cat came to the aide of a little boy that had encountered a dog that was behaving aggressively. The shocking incident was captured on film and has been shown around the world through various forms of media. I was inspired to create this reading passage based on that event. My story is fictional with a mix of the real events included. If you are looking for a text to text connection, you may also wish to find out about the true story of Scarlett the cat.
This reading passage is for first and second graders. There is a quiz about the passage provided which includes a writing prompt at the end of the quiz.