Learned to Read
by Tad Hills
Kids Wings Award Book
was a little dog who loved to frolic in the grass, play,
chew sticks. and sleep contentedly beneath his favorite
shade tree. The thought of reading never crossed his mind
until a little birdy teacher landed in his tree and announced
that school was about to start!
was a reluctant student at first until he started listening
to the little bird's story of an unlucky dog named Buster
who had lost his bone. He needed to know how the story ended.
So, the little bird began to teach him how to read. How
could she use what she had around them...the wind...a dog's
the little bird migrated in the fall, she reminded Rocket
that words are made one letter at a time. All winter, Rocket
practiced writing his letters in the snow and spelling words
like D-I-G, S-U-N, C-O-L-D, and finally M-U-D. Can you guess
what happened in the spring?
Rocket Learns to Read is the perfect book for starting
school in kindergarten and first grade!
Primary Literature Guides with How Rocket
Learned to Read are now on sale in:
Extensions for How Rocket Learned
Arts Games and Reports
The Importance of Stories
that Rocket would like to read:
Floo Visits the Zoo
at the Swamp
Makes Our Garden Grow
Good Knight Tales
A Splendid Friend Indeed
and Fuzz, Short and Tall
Kids Wings activity guide for How
Rocket Learned to Read provides
fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and
printed handouts or for projection on your SmartBoard!
Activities (see screen shots below) include:
Before and After Reading Vocabulary, Prediction
2-page Readers Theater Script
2 pages, Multiple Choice Comprehension
Games with Rocket and his Friends, Logic Puzzle
Spell like Rocket
Birds and Books Challenges
First Things First Puzzle
Beginning, Middle, End
Draw It Math
Pipe Up Words (using pipe cleaners to teach reading)
And Answer Page
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