Oh, Muddy Mud!

Before you Start

Before Reading Activity

Read the read-aloud version of the book, Hippo’s Muddy Mud, to build background knowledge of the story and setting. If possible, read the book in the students’ first language.

Skill Level: For students to read this book independently, they need to be able to:

  • Make a speech-to print-match in text.
  • Use the illustrations and a predictable pattern to predict what a word says.
  • Use beginning sound information to confirm what a word says.
  • Recognize high-frequency words: the, is, so, into, on, no, my
  • Participate in a guided lesson with the teacher.