Comprension-2 Grade 3 7-8-15
Are You Ready, Sam?
Mom came into the kitchen asking, "Are you ready, Sam?"
"Yes," I answered quietly. I wasn't really!
The school bus came on time, and I sat with my friend, Billy. We chatted about baseball and trading cards. It was a great way to get my mind off of what I had to do today. As we approached the school, I could feel my heart beating. My hands were starting to sweat. I hated this!
I entered Mrs. Owens' class. She was smiling, and saying hello to all her students as she did every morning.
"Hi Sam," she said as I walked in.
"Hi," I said and quickly sat in my seat. We said the pledge, and then took our spelling test. I looked at the clock. The time was near. I hope I am not first! Mrs. Owens said it was time to begin our special day. Special day? That's a joke.
Mrs. Owens announced, "Sam, you'll be first."
I got up slowly, looking at the ground as I walked to the front of the room. I looked up, and everyone was staring at me. Mrs. Owens must have known I was nervous because she came by me, and put her hand on my back.
She said to the class, "Sam has worked very hard on his report, and I know it is very interesting." Then she turned to me and asked, "Sam, what did you like best about your report on Hawaii?"
I nervously addressed my class saying "aloha." Then, I thought about the fun things I had read about surfing, volcanoes, and pineapples, and I started to talk. Before I knew it, I was telling the class about everything I had learned. I talked in front of the whole class, and it was fun. It wasn't scary after all. The class clapped as I finished and Mrs. Owens was smiling. I was proud of myself.
I. Answer the following questions:
A. He practiced it with his teacher beforehand
B. He had been to Hawaii
C. He enjoyed his topic
D. His friend Billy was in the class
II. Language Record:
a. a feeling of getting scared: ________________
b. a sport of riding a wave while standing on a surfboard : __________________
Tick the correct word class
Frame a sentence of your own
III. Directed Writing:
Imagine you are Sam. Finally the day came when you had to do something that you were afraid to do for a long time.
- What were you feelings in the morning when you woke up?
- What happened when you entered the classroom ?
- What did you learn on this day and how did you feel in the end?