A circus has come to town! Will Roy convince his dad to take him to see the big top? Read this story to find out!

The Big Top Book Cover

Lesson 3

I can read the story, “The Big Top.”

Objective: To fluently read the story, The Big Top. (RF.K.4)

Materials: At the Circus (Set 17, Book 1)

Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? What is a Big Top? Describe the setting for this story. Who else is in the picture? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads, discuss the illustrations, characters and plot. Have your child respond to the story by making comparisons and predictions.

Conclusion: After reading the story, discuss the comprehension questions at the end of the book and ask your child to retell the story. For further practice, download the FREE printable activity sheet for this book from our website.