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Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O’Dowd

Arnie the Doughnut is written and illustrated by Laurie Keller and read by Chris O’Dowd. At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut – round, cakey, iced and sprinkled, with a hole in the middle. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-colored. Still, a doughnut is just a doughnut, right? WRONG! Not if Arnie has anything to say about it. And, for a doughnut, he sure seems to have an awful lot to say. Can Arnie change the fate of all doughnuts – or at least have a hand in his own future?


(As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)

Standards Alignment

Suggested Grade Level: 1st-2nd

Standards listed below are for 1st and 2nd grade but can be adapted to kindergarten or 3rd grade standards.

CCSS.SL.1.1, CCSS.SL.2.1, CCSS.SL.1.2, CCSS.SL.2.2, CCSS.RL.1.1, CCSS.RL.2.1, CCSS.RL.1.1, CCSS.RL.2.1, CCSS.W.1.3, and CCSS.W.2.3

View the activity guide here: ArnietheDoughnut

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