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Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Unit 3: Lesson 11 The Screech Owl Who Liked Television Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Turn your Text Book to page 278. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why does the selection begin with a separate introduction? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: To tell the reader who and what the story will be about; to separate the explanation from the story. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why is the family aloud to keep Yammer around the house? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: He acts calmly and fits in well with the family. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
How are Twig and Yammer alike? How are they different? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: They both like watching TV, but they see different things on the screen. Twig sees a cowboy on a horse and understands their size, while Yammer sees mouse-sized prey. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
How could you verify the authors statement that from an owls point of view, the image on TV was mouse-sized? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: Measure the size of a similar image on the TV and compare it to a size of a mouse. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why do you think Yammer flew into the TV screen? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: He saw something small that was moving quickly, thought it was prey, and wanted to catch it. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why does the author use the word bedroom instead of nest to describe where Yammer sleeps? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: To convince the reader that the owl was more like a person than a pet. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Aside from flying into the television, what other major incident has Yammer experienced? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: Falling out of his nest and being rescued Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
What clues does the author give to suggest Twig is a caring person? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: Twig rescued Yammer and brought him home, she takes care of Yammer and spends time with him, and she feels sorry for Yammer. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
What conclusions can you draw about how Twigs family felt about Yammer? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: They thought of him as part of the family. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Describe the sequence of events that occurred when Yammer heard someone turn on the shower. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: 1. He flew into the bathroom. 2. Sat on the shower rod 3. Dropped into puddles on the shower floor 4. Flipped water onto himself until he was soaked 5. Waited for someone to pick him up and dry him off Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why does the author say that their arrangement with Yammer in the shower wasperfectly satisfactory? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: No one in the family minded drying him off. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why does the author describe how Yammer watches the Craigs train? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: To show the reader that Yammer is still a wild animal and acts like one in many ways. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Why does the author say the train set provided biological diversity for Yammer? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: The train moved like a snake; in the wild a snake might have been prey for an owl. The train was as close as Yammer got to stalking prey. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
What was the effect of Yammer when the train came off the tracks? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: Yammer would get scared and fly away. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
What makes the author decide to set Yammer free? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: Hearing an owl outside made her realize that Yammer should be free. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
How do the children react to the mothers decision? How does the author use the TEXT to show their reaction? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: The children are very upset and start yelling, no. The author uses all CAPITALS to emphasize that the children are yelling. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
How does the mother try to convince her children to free Yammer? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: She tells a story about an owl she raised that came back after it was released. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Is it a fact when the author says that Yammer would be back? How do you know? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: No, it is an opinion; there was no way to verify it would happen. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
What does the storys conclusion suggest about Yammers departure? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer
Answer: It was a dramatic and emotional event. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
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How did you do? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott
Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott.
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