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When the Chickens Went on Strike

When the Chickens Went on Strike
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When the Chickens Went on Strike
(reader response, Rosh Hashanah, Jewish holidays, writing sentences, writing paragraphs, chickens, kapores, point of view)

When the Chickens Went on Strike is a story by Erica Silverman, illustrated by Matthew Truman, and based on a story by Sholom Aliechem.

Description of story: During Rosh Hashanah, a young boy overhears the chickens in his village planning a strike. They are sick of being used for Kapores, a custom practiced in his Russian village where people wave chickens over their heads to erase bad deeds. But the boy needs Kapores! How else will he make his father proud? He tries to warn his father, but the villagers cannot find a way to bring the chickens back to the village. Finally, the boy makes his own plea. Will the chickens listen or will he find a new way to overcome his bad behavior?

I made this reader response sheet to use with my own students and decided to post it for others to use. I read this story aloud to my students. After reading the story and a class discussion, my students worked independently on this. There is room for a written response and a picture.

Clip Art and Fonts by: Lindy du Plessis, DS Art, and KG Fonts.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Copyright © 2014 Kelly Wilson, Kelly’s Classroom. All rights reserved. Due to the nature of digital files, no returns or refunds are available.
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