|Below you will find the 3rd person pronouns highlighted in yellow and the past tense verbs highlighted in red.
As you read, try to match the third person pronouns to the noun that it identifies.
Example "his" in the first sentence refers to Hermit Crab.
Eric Carle, A House for
August, Hermit Crab and his friends wandered into
forest of seaweed. "It's so dark here," thought Hermit Crab.
dim it is," murmered the sea anemone.HNexHNex
gloomy it is," whispered the starfish.
murky it is," complained the coral.
can't see!" said the snail.
like nighttime!" cried the sea urchin.
September, Hermit Crab spotted a school of lanternfish
through the dark water.
bright you are!" said Hermit Crab.
one of you be willing to light up our house?"
would," replied one lanternfish. And it swam over near the
Carle, Mister Seahorse
time for me to lay my eggs," she said.
"Can I help?" asked Mr. Seahorse.
"Oh, yes. Thank you!" said Mrs. Seahorse
and she laid her eggs into a pouch on Mr. Seahorse's belly.
"I'll take good care of our eggs," said Mr. Seahorse,
But before long, Mr. Seahorse met another fish.
"How are you, Mr. Stickleback?" asked Mr. Seahorse.
"Delighted," replied Mr. Stickleback.
"I just built a nest and right away
Mrs. Stickleback laid her eggs into it.
Now I am taking good care of them until they hatch."
"Keep up the good work," said Mr. Seahorse
and swam on his way.