Tap knowledge and build background to prepare for reading the story by discussing the following:
•What does it mean to be “queen” of something? Have you ever considered to be queen, or king, of something? Discuss.
• Do you know what is a hula-hoop? (Google It! for information on origin). Have ever tried to hula-hoop? If you are at home, demonstrate how it’s done.
• Introduce the title, The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen, and ask students to predict what the story will be about.
1. Write a short story when you or someone you know tried to earn the title ‘Queen’ or ‘King” of something. Give your story a good title.
2. Add illustrations to your story. Have fun being creative!