edHelper.com
Canadian Theme Unit
Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2



Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    amoung, cunning, likelihood, mounting, sentry, bison, tribal, grazing, banks, mare, based, camps, tribe, caption, faster, bold
     content words:    Chief Big Bear, Big Bear, Fist With, Red Dog, Angry Eye, Silent Eagle


Print Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2
     Print Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2  (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 Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2
     Leave your feedback on Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Caption: Chief Big Bear (1825-1888)
 
2     The sentry sat silently on his horse. Big Bear bent low and allowed the ropes to slide through his fingers. The mare pricked her ears, nickering to the sentry's horse, and then she dropped her nose to the ground and began grazing once more.
 
3     Big Bear and the others kept the horses between them and the sentry. When he was finally convinced that all was well, he directed his horse back to the village.
 
4     A quick glance at the sky told Big Bear that dawn would soon be coming. There was no time to waste.
 
5     Edging his two new horses away from the herd, he moved at a slow but steady pace. The village was still silent in the distance when they reached their own horses.
 
6     Running Wolf had already arrived. Big Bear was followed by Fist With A Rock, Red Dog, Angry Eye, and Silent Eagle. Each man led at least two horses.
 
7     Mounting up, they rode swiftly in the lifting darkness. When the sun crept up over the horizon, they were many miles away from the Blackfoot village.
 
8     Big Bear smiled to himself. The raid would be good for a night's storytelling. It would have been easy to kill the sentry, but there was no honour in that. It was much better to do as they had done. To sneak in and out again without being caught underlined his abilities as a cunning leader.
 
9     The summer days were shortening. It was not easy for the six young men to herd almost one hundred horses across the land. It might look flat from a distance, but it wasn't. The land was full of rolling hills. The rivers often had high, steep banks. Watering the horses was not easy, but necessary.

Paragraphs 10 to 18:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Canadian Theme Unit
             Canadian Theme Unit


Social Studies
             Social Studies


    2004 Elections  
 
    2008 Elections  
 
    United States History and Theme Units  
 
    American Government  
 
    Ancient America  
 
    Ancient China  
 
    Ancient Egypt  
 
    Ancient Greece  
 
    Ancient India  
 
    Ancient Mesopotamia  
 
    Ancient Rome  
 
    Biographies  
 
    Canadian Theme Unit  
 
    Country Theme Units  
 
    Crime and Terrorism  
 
    Economics  
 
 
    European History: 1600s-1800s  
 
    Explorers  
 
    Famous Educators  
 
    Geography  
 
    Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series  
 
    History of Books and Writing  
 
    History of Mathematics  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
    Inventors and Inventions  
 
    Middle Ages  
 
    Renaissance  
 
    World Religion  
 
    World War I  
 
    World War II  
 
    World Wonders  
 


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