CHALLENGING WORDS already bought curb everywhere laughed learned pointed police stepped yummy SUMMARY Arthur has learned how to read and is very excited about it. He is so excited that he wants to teach his sister D.W to read. The race is on to teach D.W to read and it may happen faster than he thinks! --- Conversation Questions--- (1) Tell me what this story is about. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Share your favorite part of the story. (2) Search in the book for all the places Arthur liked to read. (Answer) Car, bed,, to his puppy, etc. (Follow Up) Find the place Arthur learned to read. (3) Look in the book and tell me how many words Arthur told D.W. to read. (Answer) Ten. (Follow Up) Find out where they went first to search for things for D.W. to read. (4) Name the first word D.W. spotted. (Answer) Zoo. (Follow Up) Look in the book for the next three words she said. (5) Did Arthur assume D.W. couldn’t read? (Answer) Yes. (Follow Up) Guess how he felt when he discovered she could. (6) Hunt on page 11 and tell me what happens to Arthur. (Answer) He steps off the curb and D.W. stops him from walking further. (Follow Up) Find the reason D.W. told Arthur he couldn’t go. (7) Search for the last two words D.W. read to reach her ten words. (Answer) Ice cream. (Follow Up) Name the flavor of ice cream D.W. had. (8) Can you guess what Arthur was thinking when he made the bet with D.W.? (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Do you imagine Arthur will treat D.W. differently now? (9) Can you remember how you felt when you first learned to read? (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Compare this to how Arthur felt when he first learned to read. (10) Explain to me what a “ curb” is. (Answer) An edging built along a street to form part of a gutter. (Follow Up) Tell me where you might find one. Activities 1. Make a list in your opus of the words D.W. knew. 2. Write down some of the things you might see in a park. 3. Write about a park that you have visited. Be sure to include the things that you did there. 4. Make a list of your favorite books to read. Introductions 1. Have the letters READ scrambled on the table. Let the children unscramble them to spell READ. Ask the children if they can remember how it felt when they first began to read.” Let’s read about a boy named Arthur who is very excited about learning to read.” 2. Have a picture of Arthur reading. Ask the children what is going on in the picture. Tell them that Arthur has just learned to read and wants to show his sister D.W. how to read also. 3. Ask the children if they recall how good it felt when they first learned to read. Let’s see how Arthur feels in our story. Book Title: Arthur’s Reading Race Author: Marc Brown Illustrator: Marc Brown ISBN: 0-679-86738-4 # of Text Pages: 25 AR: 1.5 LEX: 140L Building Oral Vocabulary 13 Smarty pants 20 chocolate 20 strawberry Prediction Questions 6 What is going to happen now? 10 Can you guess what they will see next? 17 Will D.W. find two more words? This resource is provided by THE LEARNING CORPS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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