This is a humorous little story with an appropriate
moral -- not only for six-year-olds. I selected it primarily for the stylistic
exercises on compounding.
Suggestions for Writing
1. After the students have read the story (or
had it read to them), have them write the story in their own words.
2. An Exercise on Taking Notes: Instead
of having the students read the story themselves, read it to them, and
tell them to take notes on it as you read. Then have the students use their
notes to write the story in their own words.