Who Will Win, Turtle or Rabbit?

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 connect the words with the pictures and what I know to make inferences about the characters, setting, and events in the story.
  4. I can retell parts of a story.


  • Letter cards (Letter cards: p,e,t,b,s,ch,l,r,a,m,c)  or wipe-off board and marker. Print the vowel letters in a different color from the consonants.
  • Color copy of the book on the computer screen.
  • An individual black and white copies of the book for each student.
  • Sequence words (first, next, then, after that, finally) and connecting words (but, so, because).