Two Hens in a Pen

Make a study of -en words with this exercise. Class members first read a short poem that incorporates many -en words. They then respond to three included reading comprehension questions about the passage.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • While reading, have kids circle each instance of an -en word
  • Ask learners to read the poem out loud to practice -en words
  • Require pupils to underline or highlight the lines that provided the answers to the reading questions
Pros

  • Handwriting lines are provided to support beginning writers
  • There are quite a few -en words included here to help kids practice
Cons

  • Answers are not provided; however, they should be easy to determine
Common Core