The Ice Cream Dream
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Mr. MacRicee
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                          15% of story

I love ice cream. I eat it every day. It is sooo good. I like chocolate best.

Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                      10% of story

I am a clerk. Sometimes I work at the Sweet Treat Shop, and sometimes I work at the food store. Sometimes I even work at the store where they sell things like TV sets and freezers. I sell Mr. MacRicee all he needs.

Vanilla Ice Cream
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                          10% of story

I am creamy vanilla, but I can change into other flavors, too. I talk to Mr. MacRicee all the time, and he really listens to me. I always have good ideas that I suggest to him. Do you want to hear some of them?

Chocolate Ice Cream
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                            9% of story

I am yummy chocolate, but I can also change into other flavors-many more than my dear friend above. When I talk, Mr. MacRicee listens. It's not that I'm bossy, I just have better ideas than some flavors I could name.

Strawberry Ice Cream
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                         10% of story

I am fruity strawberry, and I can change into any flavor you can name with no problem at all. I'm sure that Mr. MacRicee likes me best. I know that my ideas are much better than the others. Just how far do you think Mr. MacRicee will go?

Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                          46% of story

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!