edHelper.com
Birds
Harry the Silky Chicken



Harry the Silky Chicken
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.46

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    side, bantam, breed, easily, eggs, hatched, hatching, holding, incubate, incubator, peeped, picked, ragged, stayed, against, also
     content words:    South America, Japanese Silky


Print Harry the Silky Chicken
     Print Harry the Silky Chicken  (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 Harry the Silky Chicken
     Leave your feedback on Harry the Silky Chicken  (use this link if you found an error in the story)


Other Languages
     Spanish: Harry, el pollo sedoso


Harry the Silky Chicken
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Carley sat on the side of her bed holding one of her pet chicks. Her father had made her an incubator. They found someone who had hens and roosters. They bought a dozen eggs for hatching.
 
2     Some of the eggs were white, some were brown, two were cream colored, and one was green. Some of the eggs were large, and a few were very small.
 
3     "You should get a variety of chickens from those," said Dad.
 
4     "That green one is from a type of chicken from South America," said Mom. "It is called an Araucana."
 
5     "What about these small eggs?" asked Carley. "What kind of chicken are they?"
 
6     "Well, I am not sure of the breed, but they will be small birds. They are bantam eggs. They are small chickens, so they lay small eggs," said Dad at the time.
 
7     The twenty-one days it took to incubate the eggs seemed to last forever. Every morning and evening the eggs were turned.
 
8     Each egg had a penciled "X" on one side. That way they could easily see which eggs still needed turning. One time, all the "Xs" were facing up. The next time, all the "Xs" were facing down.
 
9     It was exciting when the chicks hatched. Just over half of the eggs had chicks. First they had broken out small holes. Then they pushed and peeped more. Soon the eggs cracked open, and wet, little chicks wobbled out.

Paragraphs 10 to 22:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Birds
             Birds


More Lessons
             First Grade Reading Comprehensions and 1st Grade Reading Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons



Animals
    Amphibians  
 
    Birds  
 
    Deserts  
 
    Fish  
 
    Freshwater  
 
    Grasslands  
 
    Insects  
 
 
    Invertebrates  
 
    Mammals  
 
    Oceans  
 
    Polar Regions  
 
    Rain Forest  
 
    Reptiles  
 


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