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Name ___________________________ Date ________________________

Bank on It!
Directions: Using the word bank to the left, complete the paragraph as it should
appear.

Harold ran up the stairs and looked for
his book. He couldn’t find the book
anywhere. Harold ____________ about it
everywhere. Under his bed, in the the His
closet, ____________ his dresser, and
even in the trash ____________ He came just
was ____________ ____________ to searched can.
give up when his father
in
____________ into his room to help.
____________ father found the book
in Harold’s desk drawer. Harold ran to
____________ bus as fast as he could.
When he got on the bus, he noticed
____________ was the wrong
textbook.

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Name ___________________________ Date ________________________

Bank on It!
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The little ____________ garden,
where he grew his vegetables, was path elf’s
completely ____________ in snow.
white. covered
The little ____________ that led to
____________ door had completely his woodland
disappeared under the blanket of
snow. Even the ____________ trees
all around had snow sitting on all their
branches. The snow had turned the
whole wood ____________

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3 . thunder. Max the grey clouds. Soon the moon had ____________ covered by big.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. ©Teachnology. The wind was blowing hard whistling through ____________ tree and Max's gone. making ____________ waves in ____________ dam. Inc. complete the paragraph as it should appear. big There was a big storm coming. Max could see lightning and hear the loud bangs of _______ _____ was scared. It got very dark. All Rights Reserved.

Max went to Sydney. complete the paragraph as it should appear. He friends. 4 . All Rights Reserved. colors and shapes.. had Max He had used Marty's ____________ carpet and had had many adventures. ©Teachnology. it had ____________ so much fun. Now it was time to come home. Inc.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left.. ____________ ____________ spent months meeting his family in the bedrooms of his magic been ____________ boys and ____________ everywhere. girls had seen big and small toy koalas of all sizes.

5 . Inc. my nest. like other birds.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left." Today my bill is ____________ and rounded on the end. have long. hard flat ____________ growths are called "beaks" or . "bills. ____________ a while ____________ realized that I was repeatedly bumping my some part of my face against the wall of ____________ Ducks. All Rights Reserved. I ____________ growths on After These ____________ faces where ____________ other most their animals have lips. ©Teachnology. in the case of ducks. complete the paragraph as it should appear. but at the beginning it had a small hard point.

you could see that his whiskers old were ____________ very much ____________ and crooked ____________ His eyes were squinting as he watched Apache. knowing that the ____________ ____________ about to begin. And even in the darkness of the wall. As a duckling. Apache had ____________ leaning on the side of the hole. All Rights Reserved. but because of the way his ____________ had was rush ____________ bent by years ____________ worrying about younger flexing. ready for ____________ lunge. They all with today. complete the paragraph as it should appear. I was ____________ ____________ soft feathers. Being warm is very important to quit covered ducklings. and he was watching from the corner. since today. An ____________ mouse in the corner was having trouble sleeping. bent his arthritis had been aggravated. of mice. ©Teachnology. and his legs were ____________ like a sprinter." They may not have been beautiful but they did keep been the me warm. These feathers were not beautiful like the feathers I have ____________ These baby feathers ____________ called "down." not because he was whiskers are dishonest or anything like that. called him "Crooks. Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. 6 . Inc.

Geronimo ____________ the ____________ like ____________ was rounded ____________ Big Head hunger of mouse.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. Yes. but it was too late to ____________ now. Inc. he caught stop bend a glimpse ____________ the sunlight. complete the paragraph as it should appear. All Rights Reserved. heading for the kitchen. He ____________ on a ____________ mission quest. ©Teachnology. As he got halfway true a through the room. 7 . it was a flash of sunlight on a furry patch of orange on that chair in the next room. from the corner of his eyes. His ears twitched forward.

All Rights Reserved. ____________ a happen ____________ noisily speeding through ____________ particularly they're while soft ____________ of ground. hoping it doesn't rain too hard. that all they do is crawl around underground. Inc. Some people think that worms don't have eyes. and believe me. 8 .Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. But they do. they're mighty sensitive on a bright summer ____________ ©Teachnology. piece ____________ to hop overhead. and that a Robin doesn't day. complete the paragraph as it should appear.

moving to the shade under the leaves. ____________ did this again several times. exhaling and contracting. ____________ ____________ himself ____________ ____________ threw his shoulders forward. then skin. and stretched out.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. having the sun on his back for a He felt ____________ But when he ____________ the glistening he together. All Rights Reserved. There was a pleasant feeling to scrunched forward. Worm pulled himself up out of the hole. moisture evaporating from his while. Inc. complete the paragraph as it should appear. 9 . then taking a deep breath and lurching as far as he could. throwing himself ____________ ©Teachnology.

Swimmers. Caterpillar curled himself around ____________ a spiral. resting his head across his body. Leapers. 10 . Walkers. Inc.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. hiding in the leaves from some ____________ the about them. So many different ways of getting around. All Rights Reserved. Flyers." ©Teachnology. ____________ like to think ____________ that. Busy is good. complete the paragraph as it should appear. "I like busy. but I ____________ ____________ other creatures of into up here. and I like to talk about it. And I'm always differences I impressed by ____________ many see ____________ in all of us: Crawlers.

All Rights Reserved. Caterpillar pulled himself back onto ____________ me can't leaf. but I feel energized. know that misunderstood. I ____________ ____________ ____________ I will be ____________ up tightly. And then I will really be ____________ to fly. 11 ." ©Teachnology. Inc.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. away from this attack. Maybe believe wrapped I've eaten too much nitrogen caterpillars the for my own good. "I ____________ help it. but he'd able someday gotten used to that. complete the paragraph as it should appear. but I just ____________ somewhere deep inside me. that this is just a stage of the journey. All the ____________ call ____________ a dreamer. He felt criticized again. and after a long sleep I'll burst out.

All Rights Reserved. ____________ also twisted his legs. I saw a moose that ____________ trying to skate at the ice pond. When he was starting to skate he stopped and ____________ ____________ in kids faces. 12 . It had four ____________ one skate on each leg. complete the paragraph as it should appear. fell was He ____________ He a funny because every ice was time he got up he ____________ flat on skates. His head also landed in ____________ snow bank. ©Teachnology. Inc. flew his stomach. Then they got into a snowball fight.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left.

____________ me. complete the paragraph as it should appear. I the I went home and I called Animal at ____________ but they said like up they didn't remove moose from had trees. The moose had somehow got stuck ____________ a tall tree.a hill! The moose ____________ been ____________ ____________ top of the hill.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. Inc. I ____________ the Fire back Department. ©Teachnology.. All Rights Reserved. 13 . but from where I had been it had ____________ ____________ the moose had been in the tree. but they didn't believe Control. Then I looked walked ____________ to the called tree and the moose was gone! ____________ went around the tree and I found. Once I saw a very big moose while I was riding my bike.. Case solved.

Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. The leopard the ____________ the hare reaching ____________ would be no trouble at all. I who crushes rhinos to the earth. "Who is in the house of my friend the hare?" The caterpillar replied in the same manner as he had ____________ before. ____________ don't even want to think about what he could do to me!" ©Teachnology. All Rights Reserved. the leopard bared his claws and growled. 14 . ____________ leopard was ____________ and thought. and I ____________ ____________ the I done leopard to help him. Inc. and assured tramples elephants into dust!" On it "If hearing this the jackal thought." begged alarmed ____________ he quickly left. The caterpillar replied in a voice that rocked the earth. ____________ he crushes rhinos and elephants. The The hare then fetched a leopard. and "Certainly ____________ can do he nothing against such a creature. On ____________ ____________ spot. complete the paragraph as it should appear. "It is I! Yes.

the one. First we ____________ all ____________ wild plants and ____________ the field. and of course. Sapti. ©Teachnology. After that. 15 . cut lend shovels and plant a passed scissors. turned that empty field Well.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. Then. One day. All Rights Reserved. ____________ made some little hills. we ____________ for flower plants. looked to ____________ garden. the not so expensive ____________ We also asked the seller how to plant and take care of these plants. complete the paragraph as it should appear. We called every plant- seller who ____________ our house and chose some beautiful plants. ____________ a busy day it ____________ We went here cleaned we and there to our neighbors to was. my clever big sister. Inc.

All Rights Reserved. "Good morning." answered the Sun. Kiki woke up before Once morning sunrise.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. Inc. exercising. "Good morning. ____________ they Their ho. Kiki would feel happy if he could see the sunrise. always. ____________ different characters. Then he but had flew over ____________ trees branch Sun and sang. ©Teachnology. Kiki and the ____________ chatted everyday. complete the paragraph as it should appear. ho. dearest Sun. They were friends. 16 . He then would the of jump from one ____________ to another." greeted Kiki friendly. ____________ this ____________ you woke up earlier than me again. ____________ names were Kiki and Kiku. ____________ lived two little birds in a branch ____________ a tree. Kiki! Ho.

All Rights Reserved.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. ©Teachnology. The was ____________ however. ____________ mother always his thought the best of him. however. creativity. The boy showed no signs ____________ and intelligence or ____________ much he To less any willingness ____________ for work. It was the one thing that she had been looking forward to for years. complete the paragraph as it should appear. ____________ in his own mind had fully decided never to have him married. begged the merchant to seek a proper His wife ____________ him. his mother his merchant. set ____________ was constantly be making excuses for him. She simply would not agree to this for a moment. Inc. THERE lived ____________ the valley a very wealthy merchant who ____________ not at all happy with ____________ only son. But the mother had ____________ her heart on this. was too to of much ashamed of ____________ lazy son. 17 . When the lad in reached the age to marry. ____________ have her son remain a bachelor all his life would ____________ unthinkable.

one was Once. in those long ago days. the ____________ who melted metal and who turned it into was Early horseshoes ____________ tools for hunters and farmers far morning. 18 . ©Teachnology. a messenger from the king's court arrived. ____________ ____________ ____________ as Walukaga was beginning work. All Rights Reserved. there lived a in people blacksmith and his name ____________ Walukaga. ____________ away at and ____________ a country called Uganda. were called blacksmiths. Walukaga ____________ the very finest blacksmith in the land. complete the paragraph as it should appear. In the olden days. and every day a small crowd of people would gather at his blacksmith shop just to watch him ____________ work.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. Inc.

" ©Teachnology. ____________ ____________ king made the unfortunate mistake of joking about the large nose of an enchantress who lived ____________ the forest. 19 . Instantly Once in the enchantress appeared before ____________ King. a ____________ even bigger ____________ your big mouth. This child shall be born with an enormous nose. a nose that will remain ____________ upon your son's face until the moment he ____________ what an ridiculous nose he indeed has. a nose ____________ her angry eyes on stuck than him ____________ wagging her finger before his face. All Rights Reserved. complete the paragraph as it should appear. Fixing realizes "There will come a time when you and the shall have a son. Inc.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. she said.

and fell up. to the ____________ man who was being chased by a lion lion been ____________ into the pit. was followed by a falcon who had been trying to catch him.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Bank on It! Directions: Using the word bank to the left. One day. complete the paragraph as it should appear. 20 . Before they ____________ time to pick themselves ____________ down came a mouse. in turn. A hunter once dug a pit ____________ catch and trap wild elephants. All Rights Reserved. ©Teachnology. and he. closely followed by a snake who had ____________ chasing it. then ____________ a had ____________ followed a second later. Inc.

in his dresser. "bills. in the closet. He had used Marty's magic carpet and had had many adventures. where he grew his vegetables. Page 3 There was a big storm coming. Max was scared. He couldn’t find the book anywhere. and even in the trash can. Page 5 After a while I realized that I was repeatedly bumping my some part of my face against the wall of my nest. covered by big. Harold searched everywhere. have long. colors and shapes. was completely covered in snow. Under his bed. He was just about to give up when his father came into his room to help. It got very dark. but at the beginning it had a small hard point. The little path that led to his door had completely disappeared under the blanket of snow. He had seen big and small toy koalas of all sizes.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Answer Key Page 1 Harold ran up the stairs and looked for his book. Page 2 The little elf’s garden. 21 . These growths are called "beaks" or . When he got on the bus. Inc. Even the woodland trees all around had snow sitting on all their branches. he noticed it was the wrong text book. His father found the book in Harold’s desk drawer. grey clouds. Max had spent months meeting his family in the bedrooms of his friends. like other birds. boys and girls everywhere. ©Teachnology. hard growths on their faces where most other animals have lips. Ducks. Max could see lightning and hear the loud bangs of thunder.. in the case of ducks. Soon the moon had gone. Now it was time to come home. The wind was blowing hard whistling through the tree and making big waves in Max's dam. The snow had turned the whole wood white. Harold ran to the bus as fast as he could.." Today my bill is flat and rounded on the end. it had been so much fun. Page 4 Max went to Sydney. All Rights Reserved.

throwing himself forward. ready for the lunge. I know that someday I will be wrapped up tightly. but because of the way his whiskers had been bent by years of worrying about younger mice. But they do. then taking a deep breath and lurching as far as he could. and stretched out. but I feel energized. His eyes were squinting as he watched Apache. And then I will really be able to fly. Walkers. There was a pleasant feeling to having the sun on his back for a while. but he'd gotten used to that. All the caterpillars call me a dreamer. hoping it doesn't rain too hard. since his arthritis had been aggravated. And even in the darkness of the wall. Maybe I've eaten too much nitrogen for my own good. They all called him "Crooks.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Page 6 As a duckling. I like to think about that. Busy is good. All Rights Reserved. he caught a glimpse of the sunlight. Apache had quit leaning on the side of the hole. "I can't help it. but I see many other creatures up here. An old mouse in the corner was having trouble sleeping. moving to the shade under the leaves. Yes. but I just believe somewhere deep inside me. These feathers were not beautiful like the feathers I have today." not because he was dishonest or anything like that. like a sprinter. from the corner of his eyes. heading for the kitchen. hiding in the leaves from some of them. and after a long sleep I'll burst out. but it was too late to stop now. Inc. But when he felt the glistening moisture evaporating from his skin. Page 7 Geronimo rounded the bend like a hunger Big Head mouse. he scrunched himself together." ©Teachnology. then threw his shoulders forward. I was covered with soft feathers. And I'm always impressed by the differences in all of us: Crawlers. Page 9 Worm pulled himself up out of the hole. you could see that his whiskers were very much bent and crooked today." They may not have been beautiful but they did keep me warm. 22 . while they're noisily speeding through a particularly soft piece of ground. His ears twitched forward. "I like busy. Page 10 Caterpillar curled himself around into a spiral. exhaling and contracting. away from this attack. He did this again several times. resting his head across his body." Page 11 Caterpillar pulled himself back onto the leaf. and believe me. it was a flash of sunlight on a furry patch of orange on that chair in the next room. and that a Robin doesn't happen to hop overhead. they're mighty sensitive on a bright summer day. Leapers. that all they do is crawl around underground. and he was watching from the corner. He felt criticized again. Page 8 Some people think that worms don't have eyes. Flyers. and his legs were flexing. As he got halfway through the room. knowing that the rush was about to begin. that this is just a stage of the journey. Swimmers. He was on a true mission quest. These baby feathers are called "down. So many different ways of getting around. and I like to talk about it. Being warm is very important to ducklings. misunderstood.

Kiki! Ho. We called every plant-seller who passed our house and chose some beautiful plants. Well. dearest Sun. Then I walked back to the tree and the moose was gone! I went around the tree and I found. Sapti. I went home and I called Animal Control. "If he crushes rhinos and elephants. my clever big sister. They were friends. He also twisted his legs. When he was starting to skate he stopped and flew ice in kids faces. "Good morning. We went here and there to our neighbors to lend shovels and plant scissors. First we cut all the wild plants and cleaned the field. always.a hill! The moose had been at the top of the hill. the leopard bared his claws and growled. His head also landed in a snowbank. we made some little hills. "It is I! Yes. The leopard assured the hare it would be no trouble at all. The hare then fetched a leopard. I called the Fire Department. "Who is in the house of my friend the hare?" The caterpillar replied in the same manner as he had done before. I who crushes rhinos to the earth. a busy day it was. exercising. It had four skates. On reaching the spot. but they had different characters. Then. Their names were Kiki and Kiku. 23 . Inc. but they didn't believe me." answered the Sun. Case solved." and he quickly left. Then he flew over the trees and sang. Page 14 The caterpillar replied in a voice that rocked the earth. but from where I had been it had looked like the moose had been in the tree. one skate on each leg. He was funny because every time he got up he was flat on his stomach. Page 13 Once I saw a very big moose while I was riding my bike. He then would jump from one branch to another. ho. Page 16 Once lived two little birds in a branch of a tree. The leopard was alarmed and thought. but they said they didn't remove moose from trees. and of course. All Rights Reserved. and tramples elephants into dust!" On hearing this the jackal thought. I don't even want to think about what he could do to me!" Page 15 One day. Kiki would feel happy if he could see the sunrise. "Certainly I can do nothing against such a creature. The moose had somehow got stuck up a tall tree." greeted Kiki friendly.. Kiki woke up before sunrise. We also asked the seller how to plant and take care of these plants. ho. turned that empty field to a garden.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Page 12 I saw a moose that fell trying to skate at the ice pond. and he begged the leopard to help him. the not so expensive one. we looked for flower plants. ©Teachnology.. Then they got into a snowball fight. this morning you woke up earlier than me again. After that. Kiki and the Sun chatted everyday. "Good morning.

The boy showed no signs of intelligence or creativity. a man who was being chased by a lion fell into the pit. the people who melted metal and who turned it into horseshoes and tools for hunters and farmers were called blacksmiths. Inc. and he. as Walukaga was beginning work.Name ___________________________ Date ________________________ Page 17 THERE lived in the valley a very wealthy merchant who was not at all happy with his only son. 24 . Walukaga was the very finest blacksmith in the land. far away in a country called Uganda. a nose even bigger than your big mouth. there lived a blacksmith and his name was Walukaga. was too much ashamed of his lazy son. Once. however. Early one morning. Page 18 In the olden days. It was the one thing that she had been looking forward to for years. and in his own mind had fully decided never to have him married. One day. was followed by a falcon who had been trying to catch him. Page 19 Once a king made the unfortunate mistake of joking about the large nose of an enchantress who lived in the forest. his mother begged the merchant to seek a proper wife for him. however. Instantly the enchantress appeared before the King. She simply would not agree to this for a moment. closely followed by a snake who had been chasing it." Page 20 A hunter once dug a pit to catch and trap wild elephants. When the lad reached the age to marry. This child shall be born with an enormous nose. much less any willingness to work. Before they had time to pick themselves up. All Rights Reserved. a messenger from the king's court arrived. "There will come a time when you shall have a son. in turn. His mother always thought the best of him. But the mother had set her heart on this. Fixing her angry eyes on him and wagging her finger before his face. she said. To have her son remain a bachelor all his life would be unthinkable. and then the lion followed a second later. down came a mouse. and every day a small crowd of people would gather at his blacksmith shop just to watch him at work. The merchant. a nose that will remain stuck upon your son's face until the moment he realizes what an ridiculous nose he indeed has. in those long ago days. he was constantly making excuses for him. ©Teachnology.

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