A. Do you understand what the words in the story mean?
Match the vocabulary with the definitions:
the body part that tastes food
another word for stomach
to be able to touch or grab something
an area out front or out back of a house
touched with a soft up and down motion
short for bicycle
used to stir or bring food to the mouth
very pretty, nice looking
a net with a hole at the top and bottom
Too is a word that means more than enough.
Use: too + adjective
I am too tired. I don't have enough energy.
This hat is too small. I need a bigger hat.
It's too cold outside. I don't want to play outside until it's warmer.
Look at the following sentences. Can you write the problems?
You aren't tall enough to reach the shelf.
You are too short.
He has to be older to go on this ride.
He is _______ _______ .
I didn't have enough time to call you.
I was _______ _______.
You might burn your tongue on the soup.
The soup is _______ _______.
Jenna needs a smaller bike.
The bicycle is _______ _______ for Jenna.
B. Do you understand how to use the words from the story?
Fill in the blanks:
1. Marty's mother __________ her tea with a silver spoon.
2. Marty's brother is throwing his ball into a __________ .
3. When Marty thinks about candy he can taste it on his__________.
4. Marty's mother__________ her belly after she told her son about the baby.
5. Jane thinks Marty's bike is too__________ .
C. Do you understand what the story is about?
Answer the comprehension questions:
1. How old is Marty?
2. What is Marty's brother doing in the story?
going to the store
washing the car
cutting the grass
3. What does Marty wish?
That he was younger
That he was a baby
That he wasn't the youngest
That he was shorter
4. What does Marty's mother bring to Marty's father?