Hop Rabbit, Jog Turtle

Before you Start

Purpose: Post and read these statements with students to set a purpose for reading.

  1. I can sound out words I don’t know.
  2. I can predict what will happen in the story.
  3. I can answer questions about the story I read.
  4. After I read the words, I can use the pictures  to make sure the words I read make sense.
  5. I can retell a story.


  1. Letter cards (b, s, p, i, t, e, u, h, g, j, o, f, w, n, a) or wipe-off board and marker.
  2. Printed or e-copy of the book.
  3. Individual copies of the book for the students (black/white or color).
  4. Sequence words (first, next, then, after that, finally) and connecting words (but, so, because).
  5. high-frequency words printed on cards: you, will, see, I , go, and, says, me, by