A week of birthdays

Words: 50-100

Skills: Context Clues Summary

Grades: K 1st 2nd

Topics: Fairy Tales and Fables

Genres: Poetry

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CCSS: Reading: Literature

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A Week of Birthdays


by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

English-speaking children have grown up with Mother Goose nursery rhymes for centuries. As with many Mother Goose poems, this one teaches a lesson; in this case, the days of the week. Students will read the poem and respond to language and comprehension questions.

Reading Comprehension Passage

A Week of Birthdays

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for its living,
But the child that's born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

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Reading Comprehension Questions

1. What do you think “fair of face” means?



2. What does the poem say about Friday’s child?



3. Who has “far to go”?



4. What day is the Sabbath day in the poem?