The Skunk Ladder

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This story is about two boys, “Crazy” Eddie and the narrator, the imaginative contraptions they create, and their wacky adventures. One day, after reassuring Mr. Muldoon, Eddie’s father, that all they were going to do was dig, they actually dig a hole big enough to fit one of Mr. Muldoon’s cows. While they are gone, a skunk falls into the hole. The boys build a ladder, hoping the skunk will climb out of the hole. (Pearson Reading Street, 2010)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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