Read this passage taken from
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World 

by Mildred Pitts Walter.

 

              Grandpa put raisins into a pot with a little water and
      placed them over the fire.  Justin was surprised when
      Grandpa put flour in a separate pan.  He used his fist to
      make a hole right in the middle of the flour.  In that hole
      he placed some shortening. 
Then he added water.  With
      his long delicate fingers he mixed the flour, water, and
      shortening until he had a nice round mound of dough.

             Soon smooth circles of biscuits sat in an iron  
      skillet with a lid on top.  Grandpa put the skillet on the
      fire with some of the red-hot chips scattered over the lid.

            Justin was amazed.  How could only those
      ingredients make a good bread?  But he said nothing
as
      Grandpa put the chunks of smoked pork in a skillet and
      started them cooking. 

     
Soon
the smell was so delicious, Justin could hardly
      wait.

       Finally Grandpa suggested that Justin take the horses to
      drink at the stream.  "Keep your eyes open and don't
      step on any snakes."
 

 

   

Now, answer each question about the story.

** Be sure to click on the "x" in the corner of the pop up picture to close it!!   
 

What did Grandpa do just before he added water?

 

Grandpa put raisins into a pot.     

He placed some shortening in the hole.

 What did Justin do as Grandpa put the smoked pork in a skillet?

                 

 

He said nothing.     

He started to cook them.  

What happened right after Grandpa mixed the flour, water and shortening?

                                            

 

Grandpa added water.     

Circles of biscuits sat in the skillet.   

 

What event happened last?

                  

 

Justin ate the biscuits.        

Grandpa told Justin to watch out for snakes.

 

When did Grandpa use his fist to make a hole in the middle of the flour?

                  


After he put in the shortening.

Before he put in the shortening.

 

What did Grandpa do just before he put flour in a separate pan?

                                  
            

 

He put raisins in a pot with water and placed them over the fire.

He made a hole in the flour.

       

How did you do?

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                 understand what you're reading.

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