Harry and Annie

Henry and Annie are on thin ice—literally! Read about the siblings' winter walk and the importance of staying safe with a short passage and four follow-up questions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Add to a reading assessment when making placements at the beginning of the year
  • Use as a homework assignment during a focus on making inferences
  • Encourage pupils to write their own narrative essay about a time when they didn't listen to the rules and learned the consequences the hard way
  • Incorporate the first question into a longer assignment in which class members write a new ending to the story that includes Henry's conversation with his mother
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider adding more questions that address different comprehension skills
  • The ending of the story might be alarming for some
Pros

  • Prompts learners to read closely and use context clues to make inferences
Cons

  • None