The Skating Moose

What would you do if you saw an ice-skating moose? Kids read a short, entertaining passage and use a word bank to fill in the blanks using context clues.

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Instructional Ideas

  • A good addition to a language arts packet for homework or additional practice
  • Use during a unit about winter sports
  • Include in a short reading assessment or warm-up activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Words in the word bank include nouns, verbs, articles, and pronouns, and might be difficult to add to a vocabulary list
Pros

  • Passage provides some challenging vocabulary, prompting kids to use context clues to discover the meaning of each sentence
Cons

  • Contains some spelling and grammar errors
  • Story is confusing and difficult to follow