4Why does the narrator teach Doodle to walk, and why does he cry when his family congratulates him for his effort?
5After Doodle has learned to walk, what does his brother try to teach him to prepare him for school?
6How does Doodle respond to the scarlet ibis and to its death?
7Explain your opinion of the narrator’s behavior at the end of the story.
8Is the narrator somehow responsible for Doodle’s death?
9Is the narrator’s emotion at the very end sorrow, grief, or something else?
10By the end, whom do you pity more—the narrator or Doodle? Why?
11Do you think the narrator makes any kind of discovery at the story’s end as he cradles his brother’s little body?
12In the last sentence the narrator calls his brother his “fallen scarlet ibis.” In what ways could the ibis be a symbol for Doodle?
13In your groups, create a statement of the theme of “The Scarlet Ibis.” Remember a theme must be stated in a declarative sentence. Start by watching this video: https://learnzillion.com/lessons/924-determine-the-theme-of-a-storySteps to stating theme:Decide what the main topics of the story are.Decide what the protagonist learned.Think of big life lessons.Write down the theme.
14Double Cheeseburger Paragraph Some people say that they will never forget “The Scarlet Ibis.” Why might people find this story so memorable? How does the story and its symbolism appeal to the reader’s emotions?
15Create a prewrite. 1st point Example from text How example relates 2nd point
16Restate the prompt in an original, declarative sentence. Create one sentence of your own that addresses all of the questions.
17Introduce your evidence. Write one sentence that addresses your first point and introduces it.
18State your first point.Write one sentence that states your first point.
19Explain your first main point. Write one sentence that uses evidence from the text to explain your first point.
20Introduce your evidence. Write one sentence that addresses your second point and introduces it.
21State your second point. Write one sentence that states your second point.
22Explain your second main point. Write one sentence that uses evidence from the text to explain your second point.
23Write a “so what” conclusion Write a sentence that sums up your argument by identifying why your argument is valid and important.
24Proofread your work.Check to make sure the following statements are true and you:Avoided the use of “I” or “you”Kept all verbs in the same tenseUsed precise words that captured your meaningKept language academic and free of contractions or slang wordsAvoided beginning sentences with interjections.