5.8A, FIG 19D, 5.4A, 5.6B
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Page 1- Read the excerpt from "Owl Moon" and answer the following questions. "The trees stood still as giant statues. And the moon was so bright the sky seemed to shine. Somewhere behind us a train whistle blew, long and low, like a sad, sad song." The author uses the figurative language in this excerpt to --
Help the reader imagine the setting as quiet and solitary
Show the reader how frightened the child was
Emphasize the importance of the moonlight
Establish who the main character is in the story
Page 2- Read the excerpt from "Owl Moon" and answer the following question. "They sang out, trains and dogs, for a real long time." The poet uses the figurative expression "They sang out" to emphasize that the dogs and trains were--
competing to be the loudest
both making noise in the quiet night
greeting the young girl and her father
Page 3- Read the excerpt from "Owl Moon" and answer the following questions. "Pa made a long shadow, but mine was short and round. I had to run after him every now and then to keep up, and my short, round shadow bumped after me." The child had to run after her father every now and then most likely because--
She was frightened of the woods.
She was excited about seeing the owls.
Her legs were shorter than her father's.
Her shadow was chasing her.
Page 5- "We reached the line..." What can the reader conclude about the father from this page in the selection?
Father has probably gone owling before.
Father probably has a map in his pocket to find their way.
Father knows many of the local owls from previous visits.
Father is worried his daughter will be afraid of the owls.
Page 6- "Again he called out..." "But there was no answer. Pa shrugged and I shrugged. I was not disappointed." Why does the author repeat the word "shrugged" in line 7-8?
To emphasize the importance of the setting.
To show the daughter learning from her father by copying his actions.
To add humor to the story.
Page 7- "We walked on..." From the events on this page, what can the reader conclude about the young girl?
She is able to be patient to meet her goals.
She is a shy child who doesn't talk often.
She enjoys cold weather and the outdoors.
She is only on this trip to spend time with her father.
Page 8- "We went into the woods..." "The shadows were the blackest things I had ever seen. They stained the white snow." The author uses hyperbole in lines 2-5 to highlight the speakers--
satisfaction at being out at night
anxiety over what might be in the dark shadows
determination to enjoy her hike
Page 9- "Then we came to a clearing..." "The moon was high above us. It seemed to fit exactly over the center of the clearing and the snow below it was whiter than the milk in a cereal bowl." The author uses the figurative expression "whiter than the milk in a cereal bowl" to--
Provide the reader with visual imagery of how white the clearing appeared
Provide the reader with an image of how quite the clearing sounds.
Provide the reader with the idea that the clearing smells like milk
Provide the reader with an image of how big the clearing appeared.
Page 10-11-“I sighed and Pa held up his hand…” On pages 10 and 11, Pa and the owl exchange onomatopoeia “Whoo-whoo-who-who-who-whooooooo.” The author probably included this figurative language to—
Add humor to the story
Show the father use to be an owl himself
Show the joy the father experienced while owling
Show the father using bird calls to catch an owl
Page 12- “The owl’s call came closer…” "We watched silently with heat in our mouths, the heat of all those words we had not spoken." The poet uses figurative language in lines 10-13 to highlight the speakers–
Fear of the approaching owl
Awe of the approaching owl
Disgust of the approaching owl
Boredom with the approaching owl
Page 14- "For one minute, three minutes, maybe even a hundred minutes, we stared at one another." The repetition of the word “minutes” on lines 1, 2, and 3, and the hyperbole on line 3 help show the reader—
How long that moment felt to the speaker.
How fast that moment passes for the speaker.
How unlikely a moment like this would ever be again.
How close the speaker was standing to the owl.
Page 15-16 “Then the owl pumped its great wings…” "I knew then I could talk, I could even laugh out loud. But I was a shadow as we walked home." The poet uses the figurative expression “I was a shadow as we walked home” to demonstrate that the speaker—
Walked in the shadow of the trees as she returned home.
Was like a shadow; she was hiding behind her father on the walk home.
Was like a shadow; she followed her father quietly because she thought the experience was personal and didn’t need words.
Owl Moon- End of Story What can the reader infer about the speaker from this story?
She thinks what she's doing isn't important
She envies her father's ability to call owls down in the woods.
She thinks going owling is harder for her than it is for her brothers
She thinks going owling is something special to share with her father
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