Happy Birthday, Moon by Fred Asch is a sweet story about a Bear and his friendship with the moon. Use this comprehension worksheet as a follow to the story to assess students’ understanding of the story.

Recommended Grade Level(s): First, Second

Possible Modifications/Strategies:

  1. For children that work at a slower pace or are easily overwhelmed, fold the worksheet in half so the workload is more manageable.
  2. Review the questions with the student before the book is read so he/she is aware of what to pay particular attention to when reading.
  3. Go on a picture walk prior to reading, so the child can generate ideas about what is going to be read.
  4. Allow the student to answer the questions on the worksheet as he/she reads the story.