Now, I see lots of
trees and little flowers along the side of the road. Sometimes I
look up at the sky to see the gray clouds over us. I even
spotted an airplane way, way up high. I wish I weren’t her. Why
can’t we go to the beach?
“Dean , why don’t you open your
window? It’s cooler outside. Can you smell the flowers and the
I’m so mad that I answer back
that all I can smell is the cows. Mom kisses my hand. Then she
says, “Why don’t you try drawing pictures of the countryside? It
will be something different.” I look outside. But what will I
It has stopped raining.
The fog is disappearing. Things look normal now. I can see
houses, chickens, cows, and flowers. Sometimes, a car drives by
us. People always greet us with a smile.
We are approaching our
family’s house. As we get closer, I cannot control my frown. But
there’s a rainbow over the mountain, and I can see the beach
Mom says that Dad used
to dream of living next to the beach. He moved to the city
instead. Who knows? Maybe we will live next to the beach some
day. Mom is always saying that he will come back in Ma. Who
On the other side of
the road, I can see the city far away. I wish I could see our
house and the trees, the streetlights, my school, my friends. I
miss them already!
“Dean, please, stop
daydreaming,” Mom says as she opens the door. I step out of the
car and I walk angrily toward my family’s house. It is on the of
a mountain. Then Mom says, “Dean, do you know what the date is
today?” I answer, “Of course, it is May 7.” Suddenly, someone
opens the door and comes out of the house. I look up to see who
it is. I cannot believe my eyes. I yell, “Dad!”
Pagan (Puerto Rico)
does the boy likes to do?
does the boy lives?
3. Where is
4. Who does
he sees at the end of the story?
where the boy in the story lives with a
where he’s going with a red
crayon. Then write two sentences to explain what the
difference between the two places is.
the correct answer that shows the problem in the story.
a) The boy
does not want to go to countryside.
b) The boy
wants to go to the mountains.
c) The boy
wants to see his father.
3) Put the
events in the story in order.
mother and her son go the countryside.
mother and her son leave the city.
___ The boy
sees his father again.
___ The boy
packs his toys in his book bag.
what you know about the boy’s dad.
a) He lives
in the country.
b) He lives
in the city.
c) He lives
by the beach.
d) He likes
e) He likes
f) He is
gone a lot.
5) Write a
sentence to explain where the boy’s dad might have been.
vowels appear together in a word, they usually stand for
one sound. They are called
vowel pairs. The vowel pairs
ea each usually stand for one sound.
Circle the words that have ea.
Then read them out loud.
Circle the words that names have