Students will read three stories from Poppleton in Winter: Icicles, The Bust, and The Sleigh Ride. They will identify various elements of story, answer inference questions and provide clues from the text to support inferences. They will also analyze character changes in the stories. Students will write original narratives inspired by the stories about Poppleton. From the text they will create questions at three levels: Level 1: Explicit, Level 2: Inferred, and Level 3: Thematic.