GARY WILLIAMS 2011 1

A Brave Knight
Once upon a time there was a knight in a castle who wanted to go for a walk in a forest. In those days it was dangerous to go anywhere in the forest because there were many robbers who would attack people and steal their money. So the knight needed to get ready carefully.

First, he fastened a sword to his belt. Then he went to the kitchen to get some cheese. Getting cheese wouldn’t make him safer from robbers but it did make him less hungry! Finally, the knight put a whistle in his pocket so if he was attacked he could blow it and call for help.

As the knight walked calmly into the forest he listened carefully to hear if anyone was following him. He held his sword in his palm. At first he thought it was a windy day so he wasn’t frightened when he heard the strange howling. Then he realized that the wolves were coming. Wolves were a lot worse than robbers!

1) What is the main idea of this story? a) b) c) d) e) The forest was in danger of being burned down. The kitchen was really messy. The knight was very brave. The castle was big and dark. There wasn’t enough cheese.

2) Put the sentences into the correct order. ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ The knight went into the forest. The knight put a sword on his belt. The knight visited the kitchen. The knight heard some strange howling. The knight put a whistle in his pocket.

3) Put an X by the sentences that don’t fit into the story: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ The monkeys were swinging in their cages at the zoo. The brave man was ready for anything. The wolves were making a lot of noise. They drove through the forest in their big red car. You should always clean up after yourself when you cook in the kitchen.

4) Who is the main character of this story?

5) What is the knight’s problem at the end of the story?

6) Does the knight have a solution?

7) What do you think will happen next?

8) What are the two places that this story happens in?

9) Is this story fiction or non-fiction?

GARY WILLIAMS 2011 3 ANSWERS

2) What is the main idea of this story? f) g) h) i) j) The forest was in danger of being burned down. The kitchen was really messy. The knight was very brave. The castle was big and dark. There wasn’t enough cheese.

10) Put the sentences into the correct order. 4 1 2 5 3 The knight went into the forest. The knight put a sword on his belt. The knight visited the kitchen. The knight heard some strange howling. The knight put a whistle in his pocket.

11) Put an X by the sentences that don’t fit into the story: X ____ ____ X X The monkeys were swinging in their cages at the zoo. The brave man was ready for anything. The wolves were making a lot of noise. They drove through the forest in their big red car. You should always clean up after yourself when you cook in the kitchen.

12) Who is the main character of this story? The knight is the main character of this story.

13) What is the knight’s problem at the end of the story? His problem was that some wolves were coming.

14) Does the knight have a solution? Yes. He could blow his whistle. He could fight. He could run away.

15) What do you think will happen next? (ANSWERS VARY)

16) What are the two places that this story happens in? This story happens in a castle and in a forest.

17) Is this story fiction or non-fiction? This story is fiction.

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