The Swift Runner

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How did the deer get its antlers? Learners read through a short story about an animal race and the winner's prize before answering comprehension questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids work on the questions in reading groups or literature circles
  • Include in a reading assessment or homework packet
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the lesson is designed for third and fourth graders, it could work for younger kids as well
  • Provides a link to the publisher's website at the bottom of the page, which might be distracting to some learners
  • There are some grammar errors throughout the story, but they don't affect understanding

  • Short story and questions makes a good standalone activity
  • A good addition to your unit on pourquoi tales

  • The story is a little dull, and does not feature a strong climax or conflict
Common Core