GARY WILLIAMS 2010 1

The Missing Chocolate
Once upon a time there was a family of beetles living in a field. They worked hard every summer so that they wouldn’t be hungry in the winter. Another family lived in the same field. They were a family of ants. The ants and the beetles were good friends and sometimes they even shared their grain.

One day, a beetle boy named Tommy was looking around for his chocolate. He couldn’t find it anywhere – it had disappeared! He went to ask his mother, “I can’t find my chocolate anywhere, do you know where it is?”

“That’s strange,” said his mother, “I don’t know any beetles who would take another beetle’s chocolate.”

“But the only other family in the field is the ant family. That means those dishonest ants must have taken it!” Tommy sobbed.

News of the missing chocolate spread throughout the beetle family and they became very angry about it. Soon they didn’t share their grain with the ant family and they even sometimes had fights with them. The two families were never friendly to each other ever again and they always distrusted each other.

It wasn’t until later that Tommy remembered he had eaten his chocolate himself. He didn’t tell anyone.

1) Write True or False next to each sentence from the story:

a) b) c) d) e)

Before Tommy lost his chocolate the two families were good friends. Tommy asked his father where his chocolate was. Tommy is an honest beetle. After Tommy lost his chocolate the two families sometimes fought. The two families were never friends again. 2) Number the following sentences in their correct order:

(_______) (_______) (_______) (_______) (_______)

News about the missing chocolate spread through the beetle family. The two families never liked each other ever again. The ant family and the beetle family were good friends. Tommy asked his mother where his chocolate was. Tommy lost his chocolate.

(_______) (_______) (_______) (_______) (_______)

3) Answer the questions with full sentences.

a) What had disappeared?

b) How did Tommy feel when he couldn’t find his chocolate?

c) Why did the beetle family become very angry?

d) Who took Tommy’s chocolate?

GARY WILLIAMS 2010 3 ANSWERS 1) Write True or False next to each sentence from the story: a) Before Tommy lost his chocolate the two families were good friends. b) Tommy asked his father where his chocolate was. c) Tommy is an honest beetle. d) After Tommy lost his chocolate the two families sometimes fought. e) The two families were never friends again. 2) Number the following sentences in their correct order: News about the missing chocolate spread through the beetle family. The two families never liked each other ever again. The ant family and the beetle family were good friends. Tommy asked his mother where his chocolate was. Tommy lost his chocolate. 4 5 1 3 2 true false false true true

3) Answer the questions with full sentences. a) What had disappeared? Tommy’s chocolate had disappeared.

b) How did Tommy feel when he couldn’t find his chocolate? He felt sad when he couldn’t find his chocolate.

c) Why did the beetle family become very angry? They became angry because they thought the ants stole Tommy’s chocolate.

d) Who took Tommy’s chocolate? Nobody took it. Tommy ate it himself.