Reach for Reading - Units 1-2 - Grade 2 - LR18

Weeks 1- 4
G
H

Teaching Resources
Fiction & Nonfiction

Guided Reading Level

Giraffe's Sad Tale
(With a Happy Ending)

H

Guided Reading Level

The Goat in the Chile Patch
by Lada Josefa Kratky

by Alma Flor Ada
Fiction | Pages: 16
Content Connection: Adaptations

Fiction | Pages: 16
Content Connection: Basic Needs (Food)

Summary

When giraffe is sad because she wants to be
different, a magical fish grants her six wishes. With the first five,
giraffe tries on the tails of other animals, from elephant, fish, and
monkey to bird and hippo. Finally, with her last wish, giraffe wishes
to have her own tail back.

Summary

Activate Prior Knowledge

Ask: When have you felt bored?
What did you do to change the way you felt?

Activate Prior Knowledge

Ask: What is an animal that
can damage, or hurt, a garden? (Possible responses: rabbits, dogs,
cats, deer)

Preview

Display the cover and read aloud the title. Ask: Why
might a giraffe be sad? Tell them to read to find out about the why
the giraffe is sad and how she finds a happy ending. Introduce the
story words different (page 3), drown (page 8), galore (page 11), and
able (page 12).

Preview

Build Comprehension

Build Comprehension

Make Inferences Have children reread page 3. Ask: Why
might the giraffe want to be different? (Possible response: She
might feel bored with the way she is; she might feel jealous of
other animals.)
Compare Have children reread pages 9-10. Ask: Why is a
monkey tail not useful for the giraffe? (When she hangs from a
tree, her neck reaches the ground.)
Plot Have children reread pages 15-16. Ask: What is the happy
ending? (Giraffe wishes to have her own tail back. She realizes it
is best to be what you are.)

Writing Options

When a goat chews chiles in Rigo's garden, he turns
to some animals for help. The rooster crows, but the goat kicks
him out. The dog growls, but he gets a kick, too. The pony neighs
and the bull moos, but both get kicked out. At last, the tiny ant
climbs onto the goat, bites it on the ear, and it finally runs off.

Display the cover and read aloud the title. Ask: Why
might a farmer not want a goat in his chile patch? (Possible response:
The goat might eat the chiles.) Have children read to find out how
a boy solves the problem of the goat in the chile patch. Introduce
the story words patch (page 3), neigh (page 10), exactly (page 15),
and inched (page 15).

Plot Have children reread pages 3-5. Ask: What is the first
thing that happens in the story? (A goat comes into Rigo's chile
patch. He shouts at it to go away, but the goat kicks him out.)
Compare Have children reread pages 6-9. Ask: How do the
rooster and the dog try to get rid of the goat? (The rooster crows,
and the dog barks.) How are these ways alike? (They both make
noises that don't work to get rid of the goat.)
Make Inferences Ask: Why was the ant able get the goat to
leave when the other animals could not? (Possible response: The
ant hurt the goat by biting it, instead of just making noise.)

Writing Options

Book Page Have children draw a book page in which giraffe

News Story Have children write a news story about what

wishes for another animal's tail. Provide this sentence frame:
.
Giraffe wished to have the tail of a
Journal Entry Invite children to describe which picture in
the story they think was funniest. Encourage them to describe
the picture and tell why they think it was funny.

happens in the book. Tell them to answer the questions who,
what, where, when, why, and how.
Journal Entry Ask children to describe what they would do
to scare away the goat in the chile patch without hurting it.

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