the story Caps for Sale as a Read Aloud in our class. When we
filled in a story map we discovered that only one of the cap
peddler’s problems had been solved. At the end of the story he still
had not sold any caps and he was still hungry. So we decided to add
on to the end of the story to see if we could come up with a way to
solve his problem.
The cap peddler
and the monkeys.
In the town and
in the country.
1. He didn’t
sell any caps so he didn’t have any money. He was hungry.
2. The monkeys
took his caps.
2. The monkeys
copied the peddler. They threw down the caps. The peddler put
the caps back on his head.
Caps For Sale (Part 2)
peddler picked up all the caps and put them on top of his head. Very
slowly he walked toward the town, calling, “Caps! Caps for Sale!
Fifty cents a cap!”
monkeys noticed that the peddler seemed sad and tired. They jumped
down from the tree and followed him. The peddler stopped and looked
at the monkeys. Then he gave each one of the monkeys a cap. Again he
started walking slowly into town. The monkeys followed him, dancing
and tossing the caps into the air. As they walked the peddler called
out, “Caps! Caps for Sale! Fifty cents a cap!”
entered the town all the people came out of their houses. They were
yelling and laughing.
“Give me a red
cap!” said a man.
“I want a blue cap
for my son!” said a woman.
“I have fifty
cents. I’ll buy a cap!” yelled a young man.
All the people of
the town started yelling, “Give me one!” “I’ll buy a cap, too! I
want a cap!”
Soon the peddler
had sold all of his caps. Every day the monkeys helped him and he
always sold all the caps he had. He bought a house, invited the
monkeys to come live with him, and always gave them bananas for
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