GARY WILLIAMS 2011 1

My Baby Brother
My baby brother is always making trouble! He shrieks and wails a lot – it’s such a strange noise to have to listen to!

One time, he climbed out of the cradle in his bedroom and walked to the kitchen. He tried to open the knife drawer but he wasn’t tall enough. He opened the fridge to look inside. He had smashed 3 eggs before anyone saw him and stopped him. That was me and lucky for the family that I did!

He had egg yolks all over his hands and he was using his palms to wipe the mess all over the front of the fridge. Can you believe that when Mum saw us she blamed me? She said I should have rocked his cradle until he fell asleep. That’s not fair, is it?

1) What is the main idea of this story? It’s easy to smash eggs. It’s hard to look after a baby brother. Rocking a cradle helps babies sleep. Babies make a lot of noise.

a) b) c) d)

2) What sentence doesn’t belong in this story?

a) b) c) d)

I always have to look after my brother! Rocking his cradle helps my brother sleep. My brother went to the kitchen to make a sandwich. My brother would have broken more eggs if I hadn’t stopped him.

3) Read the story again. Find the synonyms for the following words: scream, screech, weird, sound

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4) Underline the sentence with “enough” in it. Write it here:

5) Put the sentences into the correct order.

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My baby brother was wiping egg yolks all over the fridge. My baby brother climbed out of his cradle. Mum blamed me for the mess. My baby brother smashed three eggs. My baby brother tried to open the knife drawer. My baby brother went to the kitchen.

GARY WILLIAMS 2011 3 ANSWERS 1) What is the main idea of this story? a) b) c) d) It’s easy to smash eggs. It’s hard to look after a baby brother. Rocking a cradle helps babies sleep. Babies make a lot of noise.

2) What sentence doesn’t belong in this story? a) b) c) d) I always have to look after my brother! Rocking his cradle helps my brother sleep. My brother went to the kitchen to make a sandwich. My brother would have broken more eggs if I hadn’t stopped him.

3) Read the story again. Find the synonyms for the following words: scream, screech, weird, sound

scream = shriek weird = strange

screech = wail sound = noise

4) Underline the sentence with “enough” in it. Write it here: He tried to open the knife drawer but he wasn’t tall enough.

5) Put the sentences into the correct order.

5 1 6 4 3 2

My baby brother was wiping egg yolks all over the fridge. My baby brother climbed out of his cradle. Mum blamed me for the mess. My baby brother smashed three eggs. My baby brother tried to open the knife drawer. My baby brother went to the kitchen.

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