17“Children, this is Gloria,” announced Officer Buckle “Gloria obeys my commands.”“Gloria, SIT!”And Gloria sat.
18“Keep your Shoelaces tied!” The children sat up and stared. Officer Buckle gaveSafety Tip Number One:“Keep your Shoelaces tied!”The children sat up and stared.
19Officer Buckle checked to see if Gloria was sitting at attention. She was.
20“Safety Tip Number Two,” said Officer Buckle. “ALWAYS wipe up spills BEFORE someone SLIPS AND FALLS!”
21The children’s eyes popped. Officer Buckle checked on Gloria again. “Good dog,” he said.
22Officer Buckle thought of a safety tip he had discovered that morning. “NEVER leave a THUMBTACK whereyou might SIT on it!”The audience roared.
23Officer Buckle grinned. He said the rest of the tips with plenty of expression.The children clapped their hands andcheered. Some of them laugheduntil they cried.Officer Buckle was surprised. Henever noticed how funny safety tipscould be.
24After this safety speech, there wasn’t uAfter this safety speech, there wasn’ta single accident.
25The next day, an enormous envelope arrived at the police station. It wasstuffed with Thank-you letters fromstudents at Napville School.Every letter had a drawing ofGloria on it.Officer Buckle thought the drawingsshowed a lot of imagination.
27His favorite letter was written on a star-shaped piece of paper. It said:You and Gloria make a good team.Your friend,ClaireP.S. I always wear a crash helmet( Safety Tip #7 )
28Officer Buckle was thumbtacking Clair’s letter to his bulletin board when the phones started ringing.Grade schools, high schools, andday-care centers were calling aboutthe safety speech.
29“Officer Buckle,” they said, “our students want to hear your safety tips! And please, bring alongthat police dog.”
30Officer Buckle told his tips to 313 schools. Everywhere he and Gloria went, childrensat up and listened.After every speech, Officer Buckle took Gloriaout for ice cream. Officer Buckle lovedhaving a buddy.
31Then one day, a television news team videotaped Officer Buckle in the state college auditorium.When he finished Safety Tip NumberNinety-nine,DO NOT GO SWIMMING DURINGELECTRICAL STORMS!,The students jumped to their feetand applauded.
32“Bravo! Bravo!” they cheered. Officer Buckle bowedagain and again.BRAVO! BRAVO!
33That night, Officer Buckle watched himself on the 10 o’clock news.
34The next day, the principal of Napville School telephoned the police station.“Good morning, Officer Buckle! It’stime for our safety speech!”“I’m not giving any more speeches!Nobody looks at me, anyway!”“Oh,” said Mrs. Toppel. “Well! Howabout Gloria? Could she come?”
35Someone else from the police station gave Gloria a ride to the school. Gloria sat onstage looking lonely.Then she fell asleep. So did theaudience.After Gloria left, Napville School hadits biggest accident ever…
36It started with a puddle of banana pudding… SPLAT! SPLATTER! SPLOOSH! Everyone slid smack into Mrs. Toppel,who screamed and let go of herhammer.
38The next morning, a pile of letters arrived at the police station. Every letter had a drawing of theaccident.Officer buckle was shocked.At the bottom of the pile was a notewritten on a paper star.Officer Buckle smiled.
39The note said: Gloria missed you yesterday. Your friend, Claire P.S. Don’t worry, I waswearing my helmet.Safety Tip #7
40Gloria gave Officer Buckle a big kiss on the nose. Officer Buckle gave Gloria a nice pat on the back.Then, Officer Buckle thought of hisbest safety tip yet…
42Check What You KnowThumbtack is a compound word. You can tell from the two parts of the word that a thumb tack is:a. A tool used to hammer withb. A pin that you push into a wall using your thumbc. A way to give others a “thumbs up” signd. Something used in a stapler
432. Officer Buckle checked to see if Gloria was sitting at attention. Which part of speech is the underlined word?a. Adjectiveb. Nounc. Verbd. Pronoun
44NEVER stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR said Officer Buckle. What is the correct way to punctuate the sentence?a. “NEVER stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR,” said Officer Buckle.b. “NEVER stand on a SWIVEL,” CHAIR said Officer Buckle.c. “NEVER” stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR said Officer Buckle.d. “NEVER stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR said,” Officer Buckle.
45Safety Tip #1: “KEEP your SHOELACES tied.” What could happen if your shoelaces are left untied?a. You might trip someoneb. You might run fasterc. You might hop higherd. You might trip and fall
46Officer Buckle can play a _______. a. fluet b. flut c. fluteHe plays the same _______ every night.a. tune b. tun c. tuenGloria makes _______ by thumping her tail.a. muisc b. music c. musikOfficer Buckle got to a pet a _______ at the farm.a. mule b. mul c. mull
47He found a shell on the beach behind a sand _______ . a. dun b. dune c. duanOfficer Buckle got a new puppy named _______ .a. Duck b. Duk c. DukeOfficer Buckle will _______ his flute to call the puppy.a. use b. us c. yousIf the flute doesn’t work he will play his _______ .a. buegl c. buegle c. bugle
4813. Which of these words is NOT a compound word? a. safety b. shoelaces c. thumbtack d. everywhere“Officer Buckle thought the drawings (of Gloria) showed a lot of imagination.What does imagination mean?a. messy work b. creativity c. colors d. safety rulesHow do you divide imagination into syllables?a. imag-i-na-tion b. i-mag-i-na-tionc. i-magi-na-tion d. im-ag-i-nation16. What type of story is “Officer Buckle and Gloria”?a. fiction b. non fiction c. folktale d. biography
49What is the correct way to make buddy plural? a. buddys b. buddes c. buddyes d. BuddiesWhich is a fact about this story?a. Gloria is a police dog b. Gloria was silly.c. Everyone needs a buddy d. Officer Buckle is boring.Officer Buckle thought the audience was laughing at him. How do you think he felt after seeing himself on the TV?a. happy b. surprised c. tired d. angryWhat event happened first in the story?a. Officer Buckle didn’t want to give any more speeches.b. Officer Buckle took Gloria to school.c. The news crew videotaped Officer Buckle and Gloria.d. Officer Buckle gave safety speeches alone
50Connect each word to the definition. Accident pieces of adviceAttention do what you are told to doBuddy very, very bigEnormous something that happens by chanceTip good friendObeys watch and listen carefully