A Logos School Publication
Included in this reading comprehension packet are twenty-two individual worksheets, one for every
chapter of the book. The questions on each sheet are designed to highlight key concepts or events that take
place in that particular chapter. Practice in alphabetizing is regularly provided throughout the book. There
is also instruction and practice in chapter 8 that can be used to introduce or reinforce the skill of syllable
A note about using these comprehension sheets in the classroom.
It is not necessary that a student or group of students complete each sheet that is included in this
packet. The comprehension sheets are meant to be an aid to the teacher and may be completed whenever he
deems it most profitable.
Some initial instruction will be required so that the students understand fully what is expected of
them as they answer reading comprehension questions of this nature. As the teacher considers the different
criteria by which to grade, the following four-point grading scale might be helpful.
1. The student must restate the question in his answer. For example, if the question reads, “How old
is Fern at the beginning of this book?” The answer should be, “Fern is eight years old at the
beginning of this book.”
2. The student’s answer must begin with a capital letter.
3. The student’s answer must have an end mark.
4. The student’s answer must of course be correct!
It should be assumed that the student will spell his answer correctly, especially if he is allowed to use
the book to complete his worksheet. Spelling is crucial to good communication and most of the difficult
words are contained either in the worksheets themselves, or in the piece of literature out of which the ques-
tions were drawn. In order to back this principle up, one point can be deducted for each answer which
contains one or more misspellings.
An answer key is provided at the end of this resource. The key contains the main point that must be