These cards are based on fourth grade Reading Literature standards and fourth grade Speaking and Listening standards. This is an excellent beginning of the year activity as Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna is a wonderful story that sets up the climate for your classroom while at the same time introducing them to the beginning reading and speaking and listening skills for the year. These are great practice before students are expected to have independently mastered the skills.
These cards are meant to be duplicated and dispersed across your groups. Individual groups work collaboratively to answer the questions and then the whole class comes together to compare answers in the end.