This is a cute activity/book intended to get students thinking about the parts of a sentence. It is about a dad who will not eat his fruit. He claims that the reason he cannot eat his fruit is because there are many creatures who try and steal it before he can eat it! His son tries to back him up! Your Kindergarteners through 3rd graders will love the story as well. First, read the book. After, go back and fill in the “who” and the “action” that they did in the story. Answers are below:
Who did it?-Answers
Dad bikes to work Monday through Friday
• Dad bikes
Everyday, I run after dad to give him his lunch. He always forgets it.
• I run
• I give
• He forgets
Everyday, dad bikes through the Forest of Fluff!
• Dad bikes
But they like it better in the Forest of Fluff, because they can steal my dad’s lunch! And so can their babies.
• They/The animals and their babies steal
They plot while I am running and then…
• They plot
• I run/ am running
They snatch all my dad’s fruit! Mom always wonders why Dad is so unhealthy!
• They snatch
• Mom wonders
• Dad is unhealthy
Dad tells her that fluffy fruit snatchers steal his fruit. "Ridiculous!" Then, she educates him on the benefits of Vitamin C. She worries that dad has too much of an imagination.
• Dad tells
• Fluffy fruit snatchers steal
• She educates
• She worries
• Dad has an imagination
So today, I brought a camera. I left a few apples on the path.
• I brought
• I placed
Then, I left a note for mom on the kitchen table.
• I left
Now that mom believes him, she makes him eat fruit before work. But, he claims he cannot eat fruit in the morning, because of meddling morning monsters!
• Mom believes
• She makes
• He claims
• He cannot eat
I haven’t proved those exist yet!
• I haven’t (proved)