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CHALLENGING WORDS

Bray Valley

galloping

mischievous

pasture

rhubarb


Rosenrise Mountain

shepherds

Soakenwetz River

starving


thicket


SUMMARY

Betsy went to Shepherd School and was ready to have her own flock of sheep. She sees a wolf and cries wolf. The wolf hides and the farmer doesn’t see it. This happens more than once. Will the farmers ever see the wolf? What will happen to Betsy?



--- Conversation Questions---


(1)

Share with me what you first thought the wolf would do.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

What made you think that?




(2)

Imagine you were a shepherd, what would be the scariest part of your job?


(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

What about the least scariest?




(3)

Estimate how many sheep are in a flock.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Would it be hard to watch that many? Why?




(4)

Compare this story to the boy who cried wolf, how are they alike?

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

How are they different?




(5)

Explain what this story was about.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Tell a different ending.





(6)

Find how old Betsy was when she took the shepherds oath.

(Answer)

8.

(Follow Up)

How old are you?




(7)

Look for the name of the wolf/

(Answer)

Zimmo.

(Follow Up)

What would be another good name for him?




(8)

Hunt for the name of the river where the ewe was trying to jump.

(Answer)

Soakenwetz River.

(Follow Up)

Why was it called that?




(9)

List things to check off the list to see if it’s a wolf.

(Answer)

Hungry eyes, sharp teeth, long snout, bushy tail.


(Follow Up)

Now what did she cry? (wolf)




(10)

Search for how the wolf helped Betsy at the end of the story.

(Answer)

By saving the sheep.

(Follow Up)

How would being a shepherd feel?



Activities




1.

Draw a herd of sheep and wolf nearby. Give the wolf a name.




2.

List the things a person needs to know before becoming a shepherd.




3.

Tell about a time when you had an important job to do. Tell how it turned out.







4.

Draw your favorite scene from the story. Tell why its your favorite.




Introductions








1.

Have a picture of a shepherds hook on the table. Ask the children what is this and do you know what its for? Today we are going to read Betsy Who Cried Wolf! Let’s read and see what happens to Betsy and her sheep.







2.

Show the cover of the book. Ask the children why is Betsy standing like this? What do you think is happening? Today we are going to read Betsy who Cried Wolf! Let’s read and see what happens.







3.

Have a picture of some sheep and a picture of a wolf. Ask the children if you can have all these together? Why not? Today we are going to read Betsy Who Cries Wolf! Let’s read and see what happens.







Book Title: Betsy Who Cried Wolf!


Author: Gail Carson Levine

Illustrator: Scott Nash

ISBN: 0-439-57084-0


# of Text Pages: 30 AR: 2.3 LEX: AD350

Building Oral Vocabulary

1

shepherds

4

scanned

10

mischievous

Prediction Questions

2

What do you think his plan was?

10

Will the wolf come back?

17

Will he get to the sheep this time?



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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