In this short story, I had the kids go back and find the answers directly in the text and circle them.
I also had them re-create the valentine described from the story in their notebooks. This was definitely difficult for most of the kids....and required a lot of adult support. However, I think with practice, they would definitely get better! It involved the use of prepositions as well (which we have been working on!) so I loved that. In the story, it says "She writes 'Happy Valentine's Day' above the heart." I feel like I should make some more examples like this for following directions! At least if it is related to a holiday, my kids will find it more fun!