Practice Name Vocabulary Read the story. Choose words from the box to complete the sentences. Write the words on the lines. Then reread the story to check your answers. enjoyed company delighted wonderful share thinning Maria’s family liked to have visitors. came over often. Maria was always to have her friends and family at the house. She really visits from her best friend, Lea. The two liked to their books and play with Maria’s dog. Maria always laughed about the dog’s hair on the floor. She said she could make a rug © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill from the hair that had fallen out of its coat. “That would make a story,” Lea said. “It could be the best story ever. Let’s start writing now!” Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea 10 Book 2.1/Unit 1
Practice Name Comprehension: Story Map As you read Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea, fill in the Story Map. Beginning Middle End © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill How does the information you wrote in this Story Map help you analyze story structure in Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea? At Home: Have your child use the chart to retell the story. Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea Book 2.1/Unit 1 11
Practice Name Comprehension: Plot A plot contains a problem and a solution. Thinking about the plot can help you understand the story. Read the passage. Answer the questions about the plot. It was time to head home from school. Lee could not find his hat. He had seen Jim near the hats and coats earlier. “You took my hat,” Lee said. Jim said he did not, but he would be happy to help Lee look for it. An angry Lee grabbed his coat to put it on. His hat fell out of his own coat pocket. “I’m sorry,” he said to Jim. “I should have known you wouldn’t take my hat. I’ll think and look next time before I talk.” 1. Who are the characters in the story? Who is the main character? 2. What is Lee’s problem? 3. Why does Lee think that Jim took his hat? © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill 4. Does Lee solve his problem? What does he do? At Home: Ask your child to talk about the Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea 12 Book 2.1/Unit 1 plot of a favorite story.