The Klutzy Kangaroo
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Kenny
Stage 1 - Early Reader                                                                          4% of story

I like school. I get good grades in math and reading. But if I run or jump, I fall over my tail. Some make fun of me. I like to be happy, but I can get sad when they act like that.

Katey 
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                10% of story

My brother is Kevin. My best friends are Kenny and Kandy. We are in the same class at school. This year we will be taking harder classes in jumping and hopping. I think it will be great fun.

Kevin 
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                       9% of story

I am Kenny's best friend. We go to the same school. We always sit together in class. After school we play games. I am a good runner, and I can jump really far.

Kandy
Stage 1 - Early Reader                                                                              4% of story

I like my school a lot. We have some very good teachers. Kenny is my brother, and I have a lot of friends. I love to hop and jump.

Rudy
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                   7% of story

My sister, Ruby, and I love to tease the kangaroos who have trouble keeping up with the others. It's even better if we can make them cry. All we're doing is trying to have fun. It helps pass the time at school. Who cares if we make them feel bad?

Ruby
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                    7% of story

My brother, Rudy, and I just love to goof around at school. We don't need to pay attention in jumping and hopping class because we are just naturally good at those things. We'd rather spend our time picking on the other kangaroos.
School Principal                                                                         27% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

I want the young kangaroos at our school to be good at all of their subjects, particularly the ones in which they show special talent. I think everyone can be good at something. The trick is to find out what that something is. That is why I am starting a new class this year. Can you guess what it will be?

Narrator
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                   32% 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!