Coyote and Badger: Desert Hunters of the
After reading the book Coyote and Badger, I asked children in
a second-grade class to write a short story about what they think happened
to either the coyote or the badger or both. After they wrote their stories,
they made an illustration that represented their story. Here are some
The coyote went home and the badger did too. They
wanted to see each other but they didn't know where each other
were. One day coyote went out to hunt. He didn't see the badger.
The next day he went out to hunt but he didn't see him. A couple
days went by - no sign of badger. That day coyote saw Badger's
tail. Coyote went over there and touched his tail. Badger slowly
came up from his hole and saw coyote. Coyote spotted a rabbit.
Coyote told badger about the rabbit dug over there, and the
coyote ran over there and they caught the rabbit together.
I liked the part when they teamed up like friends.
So they got a prairie dog, mice and lots more I bet. The coyote
was a fast runner. The coyote saw a badger but he just saw the
badger's tail. The coyote went to heaven. The Indian killed
One day the coyote decided to go out to search
for badger. Days passed, and no food has been found. On coyote's
journey he found a female coyote. When they went to sleep
they heard something digging. They thought it was a rat. So
they walked close up to it. Suddenly they saw badger.
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