We Play Cricket

Before you Start

Before-Reading Activity

Read the read-aloud version, We Play Cricket, to students before they read this book to introduce them to the characters and the setting of the story.


  1. I can use strategies to sound out words I don’t know.
  2. I can tell the story set-up.
  3. I can use the illustrations after I read the words to help me understand what happens in the story.
  4. I can retell parts of a story using connecting words.  


  1. Letter cards (Letter cards: t, m, p, n, c, b, h, s, a, i) or wipe-off board and marker
  2. Color copy of the book on the computer screen.
  3. Individual black and white copies of the book for the students.
  4. Sequence words (first, next, then, after that, finally) and connecting words (but, so, because).

The activities in this guide can be completed in 3-5 days of instruction.