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Name: ______________________________
Sibling Swap
by Kelly Hashway
Ted stared across the street where Mike and his older
brother Aaron were shooting baskets in their driveway. Ted
wished he had an older brother to teach him how to play sports.
But instead he was stuck with Kate. All she liked to do was shop.
“Hey, Teddy bear!” Kate said, ruffling Ted’s hair.
“Don’t call me that.” Ted stepped away from his sister. If
only I could swap Kate for Aaron, he thought.
“I’m heading to the mall with Jackie. Do you want to
come?”
“The mall? Definitely not.”
Kate shrugged. “See you later.” She walked next door to Jackie’s house.
“Why couldn’t I have an older brother? One who wouldn’t mess up my hair and call me
goofy names.”
“Ted,” his mother called. She hurried out of the house carrying her briefcase and car
keys. “I got called in to work. Aaron’s going to stay with you until Kate gets home.”
Ted’s eyes lit up. “Aaron’s coming over?”
“He’s on his way.” She pointed to Aaron walking up the driveway carrying his basketball.
“Bye, Mom!” Ted yelled as he ran to meet Aaron. “Hey, Aaron. Do you want to play
basketball?”
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“Sure,” Aaron said with a shrug.
At first Ted was too excited to care that Aaron was playing rough. He was just happy to
have a stand-in older brother, even if it was only for a few hours. But once Aaron started
ordering Ted around, things stopped being fun.
“I’m thirsty,” Aaron said. “Get me a drink.”
“Want to come inside and see what we have?” Ted asked.
“Nah, I’m going keep shooting hoops.”
Ted opened the front door as Aaron yelled, “Make me a sandwich, too!”
Ted grabbed some bottled water and made two sandwiches, one turkey and the other
salami. He carried the food outside where Aaron was cleaning his sneakers with Ted’s jacket.
“That’s my coat!”
“It was lying on the porch, and I needed something to get this grass stain off my shoe.”
Aaron tossed the jacket on the ground and took a bite of sandwich. “Yuck, I hate salami!” He
tossed the sandwich and grabbed the other one.
A car honked in front of the house and Kate stepped out. “Hey, Teddy bear, did you miss
me?”
Ted looked at Aaron. Then his eyes fell to the partially eaten sandwich and his coat on
the ground.
“Yeah, I did miss you, Kate.”
About the the Author
Kelly Hashway
Kelly Hashway is a children's book author. You may enjoy reading her latest book, May the Best Dog
Win, which will be available in Spring 2011.
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Name: ______________________________
Sibling Swap
by Kelly Hashway
1.
2.
Match each character name with their description.
______ Aaron
a. Ted's sister
______ Jackie
b. Kate's brother
______ Mike
c. Mike's brother
______ Ted
d. Aaron's brother
______ Kate
e. Kate's friend
Why did Aaron come over to Ted's house?
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3.
4.
What lesson is the author trying to teach with this story?
a. Older brothers are usually mean.
b. Don't ever wish for things.
c. Appreciate the people that care about you.
d. It is better to have a sister than a brother.
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Name: ______________________________
Sibling Swap
by Kelly Hashway
Fill in the missing letters to create a word from the story.
Then, write the full word on the line. Be sure you spell each word correctly.
1.
1. _________________________________
___ ___ i e ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
clue: case with a handle for carrying papers
2.
2. _________________________________
___ ___ ___ r ___ ___ y
clue: wanting to drink
3.
3. _________________________________
___ ___ ___ r i ___ d
clue: moved quickly
4.
4. _________________________________
___ u ___ ___ ___ i ___ g
clue: messing up by running a hand through
5.
5. _________________________________
___ a ___ ___ ___ ___ c ___
clue: two slices of bread with meat in between
6.
___ ___ ___ p ___
6. _________________________________
clue: slang word for basketball
7.
___ ___ r t ___ ___ l l ___
7. _________________________________
clue: not completely
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ANSWER KEY
Sibling Swap
by Kelly Hashway
1.
2.
Match each character name with their description.
c Aaron
a. Ted's sister
e Jackie
b. Kate's brother
d Mike
c. Mike's brother
b Ted
d. Aaron's brother
a Kate
e. Kate's friend
Why did Aaron come over to Ted's house?
Kate was going to the mall and Ted's mother had to go to work, so Aaron came over to
watch him.
3.
4.
What lesson is the author trying to teach with this story?
c
a. Older brothers are usually mean.
b. Don't ever wish for things.
c. Appreciate the people that care about you.
d. It is better to have a sister than a brother.
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ANSWER KEY
Sibling Swap
by Kelly Hashway
Fill in the missing letters to create a word from the story.
Then, write the full word on the line. Be sure you spell each word correctly.
1.
b r i e f c a s e
1. briefcase
clue: case with a handle for carrying papers
2.
t h i r s t y
2. thirsty
clue: wanting to drink
3.
h u r r i e d
3. hurried
clue: moved quickly
4.
r u f f l i n g
4. ruffling
clue: messing up by running a hand through
5.
s a n d w i c h
5. sandwich
clue: two slices of bread with meat in between
6.
h o o p s
6. hoops
clue: slang word for basketball
7.
p a r t i a l l y
7. partially
clue: not completely
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