This exit ticket goes with my Text Talk Lesson Plan: Patricia Polacco "The Trees of the Dancing Goats." In the story: Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato "latkes," and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all sick with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to their neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees. Read to see how their kindness inspires a pay it forward.