The Dog and His Reflection One day, a dog was carrying a bone. The bone was stolen. He crossed a log in a stream. As he walked on the log, the dog looked down. He looked into the water. He saw another dog carrying a bigger bone below him.
The bone looked delicious to the dog. He leaned over as far as he could. He snapped at the other dog to get the other bone. He dropped his bone because the other bone and the other dog were just a reflection. The bone he had stolen sank into the water. He lost it and walked away hungry.
One Smart Cat Jaguar had sharp claws and teeth, but he was bad hunter.
Jaguar asked Cat for help. Cat was small, but he always had food. “Cat, please teach me to be a great hunter.”
Cat thought about it. “Okay. You must practice.”
Jaguar agreed. Cat taught Jaguar his tricks. Jaguar learned to be sneaky. He learned to keep his teeth and claws sharp. Cat taught him to jump forward, side to side, and up. Jaguar became a good jumper.
Cat said, “Our lessons are over.”
“Now I will eat him,” Jaguar thought. “No one will know that this animal taught me to hunt.”
Quickly, Jaguar leaped forward. Cat jumped backward. Jaguar landed on his face.
Jaguar howled, “You never taught me to jump backward!”
Cat laughed. “If I had, I would not be alive. I saved this trick for myself!”
Jaguar hunts, but to this day, he cannot jump backward.
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – The Dog and His Reflection/One Smart Cat
One way the other dog in passage 1 and Cat in passage 2 are DIFFERENT is that
The other dog is a reflection, but Cat is a real animal.
The other dog needs to hunt, but Cat has already hunted.
The other dog is a good hunter, but Cat has a bone.
The other dog is a real animal, but Cat is a reflection.
At the END of both stories, both Dog and Jaguar
learn a lesson.
get things they like.
play with friends.
2nd Grade– RL 3.1
inderella, or the Glass Slipper
Once upon a time, there was a man. His wife had died. He took for his second wife a very proud woman.
This wife had two daughters. They were as proud as herself. Her husband had one daughter. Her name was Cinderella. She was gentle and good, as her own mother had been.
The new wife hated her young stepdaughter. Cinderella was sweet and gentle. Her face was pretty. She made the wife’s own daughters look mean and ugly. The wife sent Cinderella to do all the work of the house. Cinderella swept, baked, and washed for the whole household. She wore only shabby clothes. She slept in a bare attic.
The Story of Tam and Cam
Long, long ago there was a man who lost his wife. He lived with his little girl named Tam. Then he married again a mean woman.
Things grew worse when a new baby girl was born in the house. The stepmother adored Cam. Cam was the name of the baby girl. She told her husband so many lies about poor Tam. Soon, he would not even talk to Tam.
“Go away in the kitchen and take care of yourself, you naughty child,” said the mean woman to Tam.
And she gave the little girl a dirty place in the kitchen. Tam had to live and work there. She had to scrub the floors. She had to cut the wood and feed the animals. She had to do all the cooking, the washing, and many other things.
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper/The Story of Tam and Cam
Ramona went on with her singing and skipping. “This is a great day, a great day, a great day!” she sang. To Ramona, this was a great day. This was the greatest day of her whole life. No longer would she have to sit and watch Beezus and Henry and the rest of the boys and girls on her street go off to school. Today she was going to school, too. Today she was going to learn to read and write and do all the things that would help her catch up with Beezus.
“Come on, Mom!” said Ramona, pausing in her singing and skipping. “We don’t want to be late for school.”
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – Mitch and Amy/Ramona the Pest
. BOTH of these stories
are about children who are excited to do something.
have characters who argue with each other.
are about a girl who wants to learn to read and write.
are about children who want to send away for something.
One way the stories are DIFFERENT is that
the character in Ramona the Pest are fighting, but the characters in Mitch and Amy are getting along.
the characters in Mitch and Amy are eating breakfast, but the character in Ramona the Pest is getting ready for to go to school.
the characters in Mitch and Amy are happy, but the character in Ramona the Pest is sad.
the character in Ramona the Pest is angry, but the characters in Mitch and Amy are happy.
In BOTH stories
the characters are excited about school.
the main characters are children.
the characters are all happy.
the characters are all angry.
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – Hungry Travelers/Elijah
Once upon a time, there were three hungry travelers. They arrived at a small town. They hoped they might get some food there. But the people in the town were poor. They didn’t have much to eat. They didn’t want to share their food.
So the three set up a pot and built a fire. Then, one of them took three stones. He put them in a pot. He filled the pot with water. One townsperson asked, “What are you making?” The traveler said, “This is stone soup. It’s good. It would be better with some beans. But it will still taste good.”
The townsperson said, “I have some beans. I will go get them.” She ran off to her house. Another person said he had carrots. Everybody brought something. Many foods were in the pot. The soup was done. The travelers shared the soup. It tasted great!
Passage 2 Elijah was lonely but rich. He lived in a town. Poor people always asked him for help. He sent them away. He never shared his money. He had no friends.
One night, a woman came to him. She looked very poor. He started to turn her away. She said, “You think you’re rich. This penny will make you rich. You have to give it away.”
Elijah did not want it, but he took it. Later, a beggar came to his door. Elijah gave him the penny.
The next day, flowers and a card were on his door. The card said, “Thanks, friend.” The woman’s penny was in the card. Elijah was happy. Nobody ever called him “friend.” He gave away the penny again. He gave his own money to poor people.
The penny came back. He also got cards and flowers. He had friends. He was richer than before.
In BOTH stories,
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – Hungry Travelers/Elijah
here are people are travelers.
there are people that are rich
there are people that are funny.
there are people that are poor.
At then END of both stories
someone gets flowers.
people learn sharing is good.
people are mad at each other.
people have soup.
One way the passages are DIFFERENT is that
the townspeople in passage 1 are poor, but Elijah in passage 2 is rich.
the townspeople in passage 2 are hungry, but Elijah in passage 1 is poor.
The townspeople in passage 1 are mean, and Elijah in passage 2 is nice.
The townspeople in passage 1 don’t want to share, but Elijah in passage 1 does want to share.
In BOTH stories, the problem is solved by
people feeling happy.
people learning to share with each other.
people taking care of themselves.
people eating soup.
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – Country Maid/Angela
Once, a country maid was walking slowly in a field. She had a bucket of milk on her head. She thought about what she was going to do with the milk. She said to herself, “With the money I get for selling this milk, I can buy three hundred eggs. These eggs will grow. At Christmas they will be fine fat birds and bring a good price. Then I will have money to buy a new dress. I’ll buy a green one because the color is the best. I’ll wear it to the fair. At the fair, all the young men will want to dance with me. But I shall refuse everyone because I will look so fancy.” She stuck her nose up in the air, forgetting all about the bucket of milk on her head. Over it went and all the milk spilled to the ground.
Angela went into the woods with a bucket. She looked for food. There was none. She could not go home without anything. Suddenly, she heard a woman.
“Trade your bucket for this pot,” said the woman. “Say ‘cook, pot’, when you want food. When you have enough, say ‘stop, pot.’ Do not forget.”
Angela traded and walked home to her mom. She said, “Cook, pot!” The pot made good porridge. Angela said, “Stop, pot.” They ate well that night.
One morning, Angela went to school. Her mom cooked lunch. She said, “Cook, pot.” The pot made porridge. “Enough, pot,” said her mother. The porridge flowed onto the ground. “No, pot!” said Angela’s mother. The pot kept going. People came to see what smelled so good. They all ate the porridge.
The pot bubbled until Angela came home. “Stop, pot!” she said. The pot stopped. The village at porridge for a week!
One way the setting in the passages is DIFFERENT is
2nd Grade– RL 3.1 – Country Maid/Angela
assage 1 is in a city, but passage 2 is in the country.