edHelper.com
Values and Manners
Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner



Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.55

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    excited, bobbing, bopped, breezy, buffet, gangplank, listing, mini-golf, on-board, planner, shuffleboard, stateroom, steward, lived, listed, onto
     content words:    United States


Print Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner
     Print Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner
     Leave your feedback on Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner
By Beth A. Beutler
  

1     Olga was excited. She and her older sister, Inga, were going on a cruise. Olga had not seen her sister for six months. You see, her sister was several years older than Olga. Inga was married and lived in Sweden. Olga lived in the United States. She only saw her sister once each year. This year, Inga was coming to the states to visit. She was joining the family for a cruise on a huge ocean liner.
 
2     They would be gone for one week. They would see many islands in the Caribbean. Olga helped to plan the trip. It took several months. First, her family did research about cruises. They checked prices, rooms, and features. Cruises could be very expensive, so they began to save money months before the trip.
 
3     Finally, the day arrived to board the ocean liner. As they walked up the gangplank, they looked all around. Olga was amazed at the size of the ship. It looked like it was as long as three football fields! Her eyes widened as she stepped on board and felt the ship gently bobbing under her.
 
4     A steward directed them to their rooms. Olga would share a stateroom with her sister. Their parents would be in another room. The room was small. It had two twin beds, a dresser with several drawers, and a small closet. Inga and Olga spent about one hour unpacking. Then, they joined their parents for a light lunch.
 
5     They sat on a breezy deck eating tuna sandwiches and sipping icy lemonade. They enjoyed watching all the excited people coming onto the ship. The ocean liner would set off in about three hours.
 
6     "Let's begin to plan our week!" Inga suggested.
 
7     Olga was confused. "What's to plan?" she asked. "We're on the ship now." She thought all the planning was done.
 
8     "Yes," Inga explained, "but there is so much to do. I don't want to miss something."
 
9     Olga rolled her eyes. Sometimes her sister was too much of a planner. "Can't we just wander and enjoy what we find?" she whined.

Paragraphs 10 to 19:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Values and Manners
             Values and Manners


More Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper