Cowboy/Rodeo Theme

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  • "Cowboy Tom helped at a roundup. The first week, he caught 61 cows. The second week he caught only nine. How many did he catch altogether?" Five problems, simple addition.
  • Read the events, put them in order (explaining the reasoning for the order), then write them into a story with creative embellishments. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • A western theme calendar header and set of patterned calendar day cards, featuring diverse cowboys and cowgirls, horses, saddle, boots, etc. Includes a set of labels of the 12 months of the year in different colors. Patterned calendar days can help students recognize sequence and patterns.
  • Help the cowboy put on his boots
  • Review vocabulary and facts featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 10th Magic Tree House book (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osborne's 10th Magic Tree House book (this word scramble can be used without the book). Comprehension questions for this book are available on our member site.
  • Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osborne's 10th Magic Tree House book (this word search can be used without the book). Comprehension questions for this book are available on our member site.
  • "Cowboy Tom worked from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon yesterday building two miles of fence. He was paid $48. What was his hourly wage?"
  • A fictional reading comprehension about a boy's vacation with his father, who loves the cowboy life rather more than his son does.
  • Help the cowboy find the way to the sheriff's badge
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "The Wild Pony" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osborne's 10th Magic Tree House book (this crossword can be used without the book). Comprehension questions for this book are available on our member site.
  • "Cowboy Tom ropes thirteen cows and puts them into a corral. He forgets to shut the gate and seven escape. How many are left?"
  • Students practice reading basic graphs with this rodeo-themed worksheet.
  • Read the "Great American Rodeo" advertisement and answer the comprehension questions; practice distinguishing between fact and opinion; then write about your own rodeo experiences.
  • "Cowboy Jake is competing in a rodeo. In the last event, a bull kicks him in the arm and breaks it, but he still wins $144 in all. How much does he have left after he pays a doctor $66 to put his arm in a cast?"
  • "The cowgirl is in front of the fence." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
  • "Cowboy Tom ropes seven cows and puts them into a corral. He forgets to shut the gate and four escape. How many are left?"
  • "Cowboy Tom helped at a roundup. He earned $1.50 for every cow he caught. The first week, he caught 99 cows. The second week he caught 273. How many did he catch altogether?" Five addition problems.
  • "Cowboy Tom catches two bulls. Cowboy Mike catches five bulls. How many bulls do they catch altogether?"
  • Read the story, then number the events as they occur in the story. Write the story again in your own handwriting and draw a picture to go with the text.
  • Cut out the pictures and put them in order next to the sentences. Then read a story that uses the sentences as the foundation. Good early reader work.
  • "What time do the cowboys get up?" Read the clock and answer the questions.
  • Read a Pecos Bill tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Pecos Bill with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Pecos Bill tall tale. A great unit!
  • "Cowboy Jake is afraid of rattlesnakes. He sees a lot of them on the ranch where he lives. In fact, he sees an average of thirty every year. About how many has he seen in the nine years he has lived on the ranch?"