What to feed a dragon

The Borneo Post - Good English - - News -

Read the pas­sage and an­swer the ques­tions. I have a new pet dragon.

He fol­lowed me from a dream.

But I can’t tell my mom,

It would only make her scream.

I tried to feed him fried rice,

But he didn’t like the spice.

So I tried to feed him ap­ple­sauce, But he said it made his eyes cross.

I tried to feed him gin­ger­bread,

But he said it only hurt his head.

So I tried to feed him peanut but­ter, But it got stuck and made him stut­ter. I tried to feed him wa­ter­melon pie, But that, he said, he wouldn’t try.

So I tried to feed him sprin­kle cake, But he said that would keep him awake. I tried to feed him last night’s dessert, But he said it made his stom­ach hurt. So I tried to feed him some fish,

But he re­ally didn’t like that dish. Then I tried to feed him cheese, That’s when he said “more please.” Now my mom is won­der­ing why, We can’t keep cheese in the house. I heard her last night telling Dad, She thinks we have a mouse.

1. Why wouldn’t the dragon eat rice? 2. Why wouldn’t the dragon eat sprin­kle cake?

3. What type of poem is this? a. non-fic­tion b. fan­tasy c. science fic­tion d. bi­og­ra­phy

4. Lines 27 and 28 of the poem say:

My mom is won­der­ing why, We can’t keep cheese in the house. What does this mean? a. Mom won­ders why the cheese smells rot­ten. b. Mom thinks the cheese needs to be kept out­side. c. Mom won­ders why the store is out of cheese. d.Mom won­ders why the cheese keeps dis­ap­pear­ing.

Vo­cab­u­lary

The words be­low are scram­bled words from the poem. Un­scram­ble each word.

1. e s e r s d t

Clue: sweet snack served af­ter din­ner

2. a e l e p s

Clue: po­lite word to use when you ask for some­thing

3. t t t r u e s

Clue: to have trou­ble speak­ing

4. c o t h m s a

Clue: or­gan in your body that holds food

5. d m a r e

Clue: some­thing your brain does while you sleep

6. p p a a eu s c l e

Clue: soft food made from a red fruit it a

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