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Billy, the Silly Sheep

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Billy is a sheep. He lives on a farm. All his family eats grass. But Billy has other ideas.

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He sees some chickens eating worms.

He asks himself,

“Why not give it a try?”

“Ewww! It’s too squishy.”

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Next, he sees a dog with some bones.

He asks himself,

“Why not give it a try?”

“Ouch! It’s too hard.”

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Finally, he sees a boy with some bread.

He asks himself,

“Why not give it a try?”

“Eh! It’s too dry.”

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Now, Billy the sheep is hungry.

He goes back to the farm.

He misses his family

and the sweet taste of grass.

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The End

English Guide Questions

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the name of the main character in the story?
    • Willy
    • Dilly
    • Billy
  2. What kind of animal is the main character?
    • sheep
    • chicken
    • dog
  3. Where does the main character live?
    • in a zoo
    • by the beach
    • on a farm
  4. What is it that the main character wants to try?
    • to live somewhere new
    • to eat something new
    • to make new friends
  5. Following the correct order, who are the other characters that he saw along the way?
    • first: chicken, second: dog; third: cat
    • first: chicken, second: dog; third: boy
    • first: chicken, second: boy; third: cat
  6. What did the main character want most at the end?
    • to go back to his family and eat grass
    • to play with the characters he met
    • to walk and explore some more

Answer Key

  1. Billy
  2. sheep
  3. on a farm
  4. to eat something new
  5. first: chicken, second: dog; third: boy
  6. to go back to his family and eat grass

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 1 correct answer: Let's reread the story. Do ask if there are words you can't read or understand.

If you got between 2 and 3 correct answers: Practice makes perfect. Read again and focus on the details.

If you got 4 correct answers: Fine effort. Check out the part where you went wrong and try again.

If you got 5 correct answers: Great work! Review all your answers and check out the parts you got wrong.

If you got 6 correct answers: Outstanding! Keep it up.

Science Guide Questions

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What kind of feeling or texture does a worm have?
    • hard
    • soft
    • rough
  2. What kind of feeling or texture does a bone have?
    • hard
    • soft
    • rough
  3. What kind of feeling or texture does bread have?
    • dry
    • wet
    • furry
  4. What kind of animal is a sheep?
    • herbivore
    • carnivore
    • omnivore
  5. What kind of animal is a dog?
    • herbivore
    • carnivore
    • omnivore
  6. What is a boy more like based on the kind of food he eats?
    • sheep
    • chicken

Answer Key

  1. soft
  2. hard
  3. dry
  4. herbivore
  5. omnivore
  6. chicken

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 1 correct answer: No worries. Just read the story and try again.

If you got between 2 and 3 correct answers: Practice makes perfect.

If you got 4 correct answers: Fine effort.

If you got 5 correct answers: Great work!

If you got 6 correct answers: Outstanding!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Mary Grace

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