Rudyard Kipling’s “How the Camel Got His Hump” is a classic short story. This unit makes it fun AND educational with comprehension questions, writing prompts, and quick “challenges” — activities that challenge students to think quickly while employing spelling and grammatical skills. Whether you want your students to write letters to the camel persuading him to work, or brainstorm a list of onomatopoeias like “Humph!”, or identify the parts of speech in sentences, this unit will spice up a traditional short story study with some literary fun.
Text of “How the Camel Got His Hump”
Comprehension questions worksheet
1 summary question
4 writing prompts
Part of Speech Challenge
Compound Words Challenge
Making Smaller Words Challenge