Ann and Friends - Zip

A pet ant story and questions for Beginning Braille Readers by Ann Gelles.

4. Zip, My Zigzag Ant

Zip is my new pet ant.

He is very very little.

Zip is black.

I just got Zip today.

He is a very happy ant.

He can zip, zip, zip every place.

Zip will zigzag up my leg.

He will zigzag up my back.

He will go up, up, up on my nose.

Zip will sit on my hand for a little bit.

He will crawl on my cookies.

Zip can sleep on that mat.

Zip is a good friend already.

I like him a lot.

I hope he will like me, too.

Zip Questions

  1. What is this story about?
    (an ant who likes to crawl all over Ann)
  2. How long has Ann had Zip?
    (one day)
  3. What size and color is Zip?
    (little and black)
  4. What can you tell me about Zip?
    (Zip is happy and friendly. He likes to move around a lot.)
  5. Why would crawling on cookies be dangerous for Zip?
    (Ann might eat him by mistake.)
  6. Where does Zip like to crawl?
    (cookies, back, nose, and leg)
  7. What does zip mean?
    (move quickly)
  8. What is Ann's hope?
    (She hopes Zip will like her too.)

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