A Big, White Hen

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Why wouldn't the chickens cross the brook? Find out in a short reading passage about a mother hen and her babies' daily walk. Second graders answer four comprehension questions after they finish reading the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members note the sensory language and details they find
  • Add to a homework packet for extended practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Story seems to be missing an ending; have learners come up with their own
  • Calls the baby chicks chickens and children, but not chicks, which may confuse some pupils
  • Designed for second graders, but vocabulary and sentence structure may be better suited for older readers

  • Provides ample space for complete sentences and longer responses
  • Two-page format makes a good double-sided worksheet

  • Does not include an answer key
Common Core