What to feed a dragon
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.
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