Blackberry Booties

Mikki Jo wants to make a special present for her new baby cousin. She trades the blackberries she picks for all the things needed to make a pair of booties.

Interested in using this resource in your classroom? Check out the posters that go along with this book: Natural Resources, Human Resources, Capital Resources, Trade & Money.

Comprehension Questions

What natural resource did Mikki Jo gather?

Blackberries

List the products Mikki Jo's mom produced from the blackberries she picked.

Blackberry preserves, blackberry pies, blackberry cobblers, ice cream

Describe Mikki Jo's economic want.

She wanted to give her new baby cousin, Samuel, a present she had made.

What natural resource did Mikki Jo "buy" from Mrs. Lozano with a bucket of berries?

Wool

What did her bucket of berries buy from Mrs. Washington?

Mrs. Washington spun her wool into yarn.

Is this a good or a service?

Service, Note: The yarn itself would be considered a good.

What did her bucket of berries buy from Mrs. Nelson? Is this a good or a service?

A pair of booties made from her yarn. Good, Note: The knitting of the yarn into the booties would be considered a service.

List the natural resources used to make the booties for her new cousin.

Blackberries, wool.

Author: Tricia Gardella

Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5

Publisher: Orchard Books