Nate the Great and the Stolen Base is a great mystery for first and second graders.
Summary: Rosamond’s baseball team has a very unusual second base – Oliver’s gloopy purple plastic octopus. But one morning . . . it’s gone! “Somebody stole second base,” Rosamond tells teammate Nate the Great. With the help of his dog, Sludge, the young detective trails the missing octopus, picking up clues along the way. It’s not easy to track down a stolen base, and Nate’s hunt leads him to some strange places before he finds himself up at bat once more.
The text has been broken down into three reading sections. Within each section there are 3 comprehension questions to answer and 3-4 vocabulary words. You can choose whether you want students to write the definitions or if you want your students to match the vocabulary words to their definitions. Answer Keys are included.
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Table of Contents
Pg. 3 Book Summary & Common Core Alignment
Pg. 4 Reading Response Journal Cover
Pg. 5 Character Bubble Map
Pg. 6-8 Comprehension Questions & Vocabulary (students write the definitions)
Pg. 9-11 Comprehension Questions & Vocabulary (students match definitions)
Pg. 12 Sequence of Events
Pg. 13 Story Summary
Pg. 14 Story Snapshots
Pg. 15 True or False Statements
Pg. 16 Word Search
Pg. 17 Mystery Message
Pg. 18-27 Answer Keys
Pg. 28 Credits
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