• Click on each underline title to open the read aloud. Then answer the questions with your child.  

     *The Three Little Pigs Read Aloud

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    The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone

    Possible Comprehension Questions

    Level 1 Questions

    How many little pigs are there?

    What does the Wolf do when he gets to the first house?

    What kind of house does the first pig live in?

    Level 2 Questions

    How do you think the pigs feel when they hear the Wolf knocking on their door?

    Why do you think the Wolf blows down the pigs’ houses?

    How do you think the Wolf feels after he blows down the first two houses?

    Level 3 Questions

    Why do people do bad things to each other?

    Why do people destroy people?

    Why is there always a lesson at the end of a story? Is this true in real life?


    sow: mother pig

    blazzing: very very hot burning brightly

    fortune: to have a lot money

    butter churn: something you pour cream into that turns it around and around until it becomes butter

    churn: to turn around and around to mix things

     *Goldilocks and the Three Bears Read Aloud

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    Possible Comprehension Questions

    Tier 1Questions Goldilocks

    Q:What is the setting of the story?

    A: House in the wood

    Q: A: What does Mama Bear make for breakfast?

    A: Poridge

    Q: Who comes to the bear family house?

     A: A little girl named Goldilocks

    Tier 2 Questions Goldilocks

    Q: What was wrong with Papa Bear's porridge?

    A: It was too hot

    Q: After tasting the porridge, what is the next thing that Goldilocks does?

    A: She sits in the chairs.

    Q: Goldilocks goes up stairs, what does she see?

    A: Three beds

    Tier 3 Questions Goldilocks

    Q: What was wrong with Mama Bear's bed?

    A: It was too soft

     Q: Goldilocks wakes up, sees something and runs out of the house. What scared Goldilocks?

     A: The Three Bear family was looking at her

    Tier 3/4 Questions Goldilocks

    Q: Could real bears live in a house and make porridge?

    A: No, reals bears could not live in a house and make a porridge!

    Q: Do you think this is a real or pretend story?

     A: Yes, this is a pretend story.


    Tier 1 Questions

    1. What did Goldilocks find first inside the house?
    2. What did Goldilocks say about the medium bowl of porridge?
    3. What did she do with the small bowl of porridge?
    4. What did Goldilocks say about Daddy Bear’s chair?
    5. What happened to Baby Bear’s chair?
    6. What did Goldilocks say about Daddy Bear’s bed?
    7. What did Daddy Bear say about his bowl? 8. Whose bed did The Three Bears find Goldilocks asleep in?

    Tier 2 Questions

    1. What did Goldilocks find during her walk?
    2. What did Goldilocks say about the large bowl of porridge?
    3. What did Goldilocks say about Baby Bear’s porridge?
    4. What did Goldilocks say about Daddy Bear’s and Mummy Bear’s chairs?
    5. Where did Goldilocks go after she broke Baby Bear’s chair?
    6. What did Goldilocks say about Mummy Bear’s bed?
    7. Do you think Goldilocks found Baby Bear’s bed comfy? Why?
    8. What did Baby bear say when he found out someone had broken his chair?
    9. Where did The Three Bears find Goldilocks?

    Tier 3 Questions

    1. What did Goldilocks think about Daddy Bear’s and Mummy Bear’s bowls of porridge?
    2. What did Goldilocks find after finishing the third bowl of porridge?
    3. What did Goldilocks think about Daddy Bear’s and Mummy Bear’s chairs?
    4. Why did Goldilocks go upstairs after breaking Baby Bear’s chair?
    5. What did Goldilocks think about Daddy Bear’s and Mummy Bear’s beds?
    6. Why did Goldilocks fall asleep on Baby Bear’s bed?
    7. How do you think Daddy Bear and Mummy Bear felt when they returned to their house?
    8. How do you think Baby Bear felt when he found his porridge eaten and chair broken?
    9. Do you think Goldilocks should have gone into The Three Bears’ house? Why?

    *Elmer Read Aloud Story

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    Possible Comprehension Questions

    Why do the other elephants look up to Elmer?

    If being funny is a good thing, should the other elephants be as funny as Elmer?

    What do you admire in your friends?

    Do you want to be like your friends?

    How would you feel if all your friends dressed up as you once a year?

    vocabulary Words:

    pathwork: something that is made up of different things, (different colors)

    herd: a group of animals that stay together

    bunches: groups of the same things

    ordinary: usual not special

    *The Rainbow Fish Read Aloud

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    Possible Comprehension Questions

    In the begining of the story, did Rainbow Fish have many friends?

    What did Rainbow Fish do when the little blue fish asked Rainbow Fish for one of his scales?

    Rainbow Fish starts to feel lonely because,______________.

    How does Rainbow Fish feel at the end of the story?

    What did Rainbow Fish give to the other fish?

    What do you think Rainbow Fish learned?

     *The Twins' Blanket Ready Aloud

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    Possible Comprehension Questions

    What are twins?

    What was the twins fighting over?

    why the twins’ mom made them each a blanket?


    twins: two people with the same mother who were born at the same time

    greedy: wanting more than you need, selfish

    separate: not together or connected

    fabric: cloth or material

    *Ruthie and the Not So Teeny Tiny Lie Read Aloud

    Ruthie and the not so teeny tiny lie

    Read aloud (Ruthie and the Not so  Teeny Tiny lie.

     Below is the question about this particular read aloud:

      • " I'm looking closely at Ruthie and it looks like she has something behind her back, I wonder what it is?
      • "I wonder why Ruthie is holding a camera behind her back lets read the story to find out what's happening"
      • "wow, Ruthi loves teeny tiny thing and how now she finds a teeny tiny camera how do you think she is feeling?"
      • I wonder if Ruthie might be feeling differently now what do you think? (Pg 6)
      • "It seems as if she might be surprised and disappointed has there been a situation that you felt surprised or disappointed? (Pg 9-10)
      • "Why do you think Ruthie lies?"
      • "What do you think about that?"
      • "Ruthie really wants this camera have you ever wanted something as much as Ruthie wants this camera?"
      • "Ruthie felt very LUCKY to find the camera have you ever felt Lucky about something?"
      • "do you think Ruthie felt sorry for telling a lie?"      
      • Read aloud question in Spanish:

      • Estoy mirando de cerca a Ruthie y parece que ella tiene algo detrás de la espalda, me pregunto qué será?.
      • "Me pregunto por qué Ruthie sostiene una cámara detrás de ella Vamos a leer la historia para saber qué está pasando".
      • "wow, a Ruthi le encantan las  cosa pequeñas cosas y cómo ahora encuentro una pequeña cámara, ¿cómo crees que se siente?"
      • Me pregunto si Ruthie podría sentirse diferente ahora, ¿qué piensas? (Pg 6)
      • "Parece como si ella estuviera sorprendida y decepcionada ¿Ha habido una situación en la que tu te  hayas sentido sorprendido o decepcionado? (Pág. 9-10)
      • "¿Por qué crees que Ruthie miente?"
      • "¿Qué piensas sobre lo que esta pasando?"
      • "Ruthie realmente quiere esta cámara ¿Alguna vez has querido algo tanto como Ruthie quiere esa cámara?"
      • "Ruthie se sintió con  SUERTE al encontrar la cámara ¿Alguna vez te has sentido ser  afortunado por algo?"
      • "¿Crees que Ruthie sintió pena por decir una mentira sobre la cámara que no le pertenecería ¿
      • Introduce these words as part of their vocabulary:


      Imaginable: possible to think ofluck: something (good or bad) that happens by accident

      barely: just a little bit

      startled: surprised

      Honesty:  telling the truth 

      What Can You Do with Rebozo Read Aloud

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    Possible Comprehension Questions

    What Can You Do With a Rebozo? By Carmen Tafolla


    What is a rebozo?

    What are some ways people use a rebozo?

    How else would YOU use a rebozo?

    Draw and label something you would do with a rebozo.


    Who was narrating the story?

    Is there something you would like to know more about how to use?

    Make a short book (2 – 3 pages) explaining how to use something in your house. (ex: what can you do

    with a spoon?)

     ¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? Por Carmen Tafolla


    ¿Qué es un rebozo?

    ¿Cuáles son algunas formas en que las personas usan un rebozo?

    ¿De qué otra forma usarías un rebozo?

    Dibuja y rotula algo que harías con un rebozo.

     4 años de edad:

    ¿Quién estaba narrando la historia?

    ¿Hay algo que le gustaría saber más sobre cómo usarlo?

    Haga un libro corto (2 - 3 páginas) que explique cómo usar algo en su casa. (ex: ¿Qué puedes

    hacer con una cuchara?)


    piñata: a container (often in a shape of an animal) filled with candies or other treats that is hung up at parties and hit with a stick until it breaks and the treats fall out.

    sash: a long strip of cloth worn over the shoulder or around the waist

    cradle: a small bed of a a baby that rocks back in forth

    rebozo: a long waven shawl that can be used many different ways, worn and used mostly by women of Mexico and Central America 


     *Caps For Sale Read Aloud

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    Possible Comprehension Questions

    How many hats were on the peddler’s head?

    What were the colors of the hats?

    Why do you think the peddler could not sell any of his caps that morning?

    Why do you think the peddler could not sell any of his caps that morning?

    Why does he check to see if his caps are straight?

    How would you feel if you were the peddler and all you felt was your own checked cap?

    The peddler did not know what to do. What could have the peddler done?

    How is the peddler feeling? How can we tell he is mad or upset when we do not see his face?

    How was he sorting the hats?

    What happened to the peddler when he sat under the tree to relax?

    Why did the peddler change from being relaxed to being angry?

    *Ms. Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Read Aloud

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    Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

    By: Joseph Slate

    Possible Comprehension Question(s)

    1: What are some of the things that you do in the morning to get ready for school?
    (page 2)
    2. What do you notice about the classroom? (pages 3-4)
    3. What are some things that you see that we have in our classroom?
    (pages 7-8)
    4. How do you think Ian Lowe is feeling? Why do you think he might be feeling this
    way? (pages 8-9)
    After the reading:
    How is Miss Bindergarten’s classroom the same and how is it different from preschool?
    Draw and label your favorite area in the classroom.
    Miss Bindergarten se Prepara para Jardín por Joseph Slate

    1: ¿Cuáles son algunas de las cosas que haces en la mañana para prepararte para la
    escuela? (página 2)
    2. ¿Qué notas sobre el aula? (páginas 3-4)
    3. ¿Cuáles son algunas cosas que ves que tenemos en nuestro salón de clases?
    (páginas 7-8)
    4. ¿Cómo crees que se siente Ian Lowe? ¿Por qué crees que podría sentirse así?
    (páginas 8-9)
    Después de la lectura:
    ¿En qué se diferencia el aula de Miss Bindergarten y en qué se diferencia del
    Dibuja y rotula tu área favorita en el aula.


    Cockatoo: a type of large parrot that is mostly white and has colorful feathers on top of its head.

    Sneakers: type of shoe that people wear when running or playing sports.

    Cocoa: a drink of hot milk or water mixed with chocolate powder; also called hot chocolate.

    Sneaks: takes something secretly

    Marches: walks with determination