I teach Houghton Mifflin 4th grade and I did not find activities for the first week of school. Therefore, I created a retelling of the story, The Pumpkin Runner, the Read Aloud from the teacher's edition, as a CLOZE activity. I created an activity for each segment of the story. It includes a Word Bank so that students may fill in the blanks. I also included the answer key for each segment. Any of these sheets can be used as a formal assessment for reading or vocabulary. Students are able to review the story that was read to them, and learn the vocabulary presented in the Read Aloud. I will be creating more activities for this book. I am currently working on a Multiple Choice test and a KWL.