By: Maria Corrado
John F. Kennedy School

You are going to read two stories, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter, and "The Tortoise and the Hare" by Rebecca J. Kamp

Peter is a naughty rabbit who narrowly escapes from Mr. McGregor’s garden.

The other story is about a hare named Elbert who is obsessed with being number 1 in everything he does.


Read the two stories "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tortoise and the Hare". The series of questions integrate reading comprehension, critical thinking, and mathematical problem solving skills. Follow the instructions for each category of questions. Explain yourself clearly using number sentences (equations) where appropriate. Some questions do NOT have a definitive answer, however, you must qualify your response.


 

  1. Do one story at a time.
  2. Read the story well.
  3. Review the activities to get a general idea of the contents and expectations.
  4. Reread the story.
  5. Read the instructions for each section well, and follow them.
  6. The activities do not have to be done sequentially.
  7. The PUZZLE should be done after reading both stories.


 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

 

Activity #1
MATH
Activity #2 READING
Activity #3
TRUE/FALSE
Activity #4
SEQUENCE

 


The Tortoise and the Hare story and illustrations by Rebecca J. Kamp

 

Activity#1
MATH
Activity#2
READING
Activity#3
PUZZLE
Activity#4
MATH

 


Your work will be checked in these ways:

     1.  A "Teamwork" score sheet
     2.  A "Teacher Check" of your work

 

Here is your Teamwork Score Sheet

NAME  ______________________

Circle (O) Yes or No.
 
 

I helped my team.

YES

NO

My team helped me.

YES

NO

I listened to my team's ideas.

YES

NO

My team listened to my ideas.

YES

NO

I did my best.

YES

NO

 


Here is the Teacher Check Sheet.

Circle 0,1,2,3           Student Name __________________________

Peter Rabbit Math #1

0

1

2

3

Peter Rabbit Reading #2

0

1

2

3

Peter Rabbit True/False #3

0

1

2

3

Peter Rabbit Sequence #4

0

1

2

3

Tortoise/Hare Math #1

0

1

2

3

Tortoise/Hare Reading #2

0

1

2

3

Tortoise/Hare Puzzle #3

0

1

2

3

Tortoise/Hare Math #4

0

1

2

3

0=not completed
1=partially correct
2=mostly correct
3=totally correct

Total Score_________________


I hope you enjoyed reading these "tales" about rabbits and hares. They may have sparked your interest in these animals.

Perhaps you could go to the library and do further research.

If you enjoyed Peter Rabbit, you could read other stories by Beatrix Potter.

These "tales" may have a message for us. Perhaps some of us are like Peter, Elbert, or Moe. Do we have personal character traits similar to them?

You also discovered that Math is everywhere around us and impacts on our daily lives. As you go about your daily life, think about how Math plays a role in the activities that you are involved in. Make a list. Have fun!


This Computer Integration Activity was created with the assistance of
Gerald Robillard
Our Lady of Peace School