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The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Question Sunlight reflected off the canopy. What does canopy mean?A) a statue B) a shelter
Answer B) a shelter
Question What does slithered mean? A) slipped B) limped
Answer A) slipped
Question What does pollen mean? A) grass from a meadowB) powder from a flower
Answer B) powder from flowers
Question The horse is dappled. What does dappled mean? A) handsomeB) spotted
Answer B) spotted
Vocabulary What does wondrous mean? A) marvelous B) surprising
Answer A) marvelous
Question Dangle your keys. What does dangle mean? A) jingle B) swing
Answer B) swing
Question The night air was fragrant. What does fragrant mean?A. pleasant B. scented
Answer B. scented
Question What generalization or idea comes from the story?A) Trees are difficult to grow. B) Rain forests are hot.
Answer B) Rain Forests are hot.
Question What generalization of idea is based on the story?A) Where animals live depends on how much sunlight they prefer. B) The roots of a tree provide food for animals living underground.
Answer A) Where animals live depends on how much sunlight they prefer.
Question Why were the bees important?A) They kept people out of the forest. B) They pollinated trees and flowers.
Answer B) They pollinated trees and flowers
Question Which is a theme of this story?A) All living things depend on each other. B) Kapok trees grow in the rain forest.
Answer A) All living things depend on each other.
Question Name one reason that the tree roots were important.A) They kept the ground moist. B) They held the soil in place.
Answer B) They held the soil in place.
Question Which is a generalization or idea based on this story?A) Kapok trees are only found in the Amazon. B) Trees are homes for many creatures.
Answer B) Trees are homes for many creatures.
Question What could NEVER really happen in this story?A) A child from the Yanomamo tribe lived in the rain forest. B) The animals were able to talk to the sleeping man.
Answer B) The animals were able to talk to the sleeping man.
Question The author probably wrote this story to…A) explain the habits of the different animals living in the rain forest. B) describe what happens in a rain forest when trees are cut down.
Answer B) describe what happens in a rain forest when trees are cut down.
Question Why did the man want to cut down the Kapok tree?A) To sell the wood for money. B) To build a fire for warmth.
Answer A) To sell wood for money.
Question If you looked at the map from this selection, you could tell that most rain forests are located … A) on every continent B) near the Equator.
Answer B) near the Equator
Question In your group, discuss one reason that both people and animals need trees? Be prepared to share with the class. Two minutes.
Possible answer People and animals breathe the oxygen that trees make.
Question In your group, discuss why the author made the animals stay quiet when the man awoke. Be prepared to share with the class. Two minutes.
Possible answer Keeping the animals quiet showed what the forest would be like if the trees were cut down.
Question In your group, discuss why the author had so many different animals in the story. Be prepared to share with the class. Two minutes
Possible Answer The author did this to show that the animals would suffer if the Kapok Tree was cut down.
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