Stone fox chapters 5-7

Stone fox
Chapters 5-7
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Stone fox words
Stone Fox: Chap 5-6- situation,
recommended, hopeless, saliva, tonic,
fee, stunned, amateurs, strutted,
unison, moccasins, granite, cunning,
legend, reservation
Stone Fox: Chapter 7-8 – beamed,
treacherous, admire, investigate,
motionless, abrupt, halt, turnout,
contestants, positioned, clenched
Writing Prompt
Would you be friends with Little Willy?
Why or why not? Use evidence from
chapters 1-4 to support your answer.
As you write, follow the suggestions below:
Your composition should have two or more paragraphs.
Be sure your composition has a beginning, middle, and an
Use details from the story and include enough information so your
teacher will understand your response.
Be sure to write clearly.
Check your writing for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
A situation is all the
things that are
happening somewhere
at a certain time.
“It is a difficult
Tell someone that you think
something is good and that
they should try it.
I recommended a book to my
Involving no hope
“It’s hopeless talking to her.”
A clear liquid secreted into
the mouth by the salivary
and mucous glands of the
Money that is charged for a
service or in order to have
access to something.
“what is the fee to enter the
To be stunned is to be
shocked by something.
Occurring together or
“The two marched in unison.”
Soft leather shoe; originally
worn by Native Americans.
Able to get what you want in a
clever way that often means
tricking people.
An old story that
has been passed
down through generations of people.
a tract of public land set aside
(as for use by American Indians)
marked by hidden
dangers, or hazards.
to regard with admiration , to
like very much.
to observe or study by close
examination and systematic inquiry
Chapter 5, Text Dependent Questions, Key Ideas and Details
Why does Little Willy go to the bank?
On page 44, what makes things look “hopeless” to Little Willy?
How does Grandfather feel about selling the farm? How do you
know he feels that way?
What does Little Willy decide to do in this chapter to solve his
Chapter 5, Text Dependent Questions, Craft and Structure
1. On page 46, what is a Samoyed? Read around the word to
determine the meaning.
2. Most stories have a turning point, a point in the story where
things change for the better or worse. What is the turning
point in chapter 5? Explain the turning point. How does it
affect the mood of the story?
Chapter 6, Text Dependent Questions, Key Ideas and Details:
How much does it cost to enter the race? How did Little Willy pay the
entrance fee?
Describe Stone Fox. Use details from the story.
How does Little Willy describe Stone Fox? Why does he describe him this
How are Little Willy and Stone Fox similar?
How are Little Willy and Stone Fox different? (Have students use a double
bubble or Venn diagram to show the differences and similarities.
Why does Stone Fox enter the race?
Chapter 6, Text Dependent Questions, Craft and Structure:
1. On page 50, the author says that Little Willy “felt ten feet tall.” Why
does the author use these words at this point in the story? What does he
2. Similes compare one thing to another using the words like or as. An
example of a simile is cold as ice. In chapter 3, on page 22, the author
uses a simile to describe the snow. What is the simile? Can you find more
examples of similes in chapter 6? (fast as lightening on page 48; face as
hard as stone on page 51)
Chapter 6, Text Dependent Questions, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
1. What words, phrases or sentences from the story describe the illustration
on page 53?
Chapter 7, Text Dependent Questions, Key Ideas and Details
Why does Little Willy go into town? When does he go?
Where does he go?
Explain what happens the night before the race
between Little Wily and Stone Fox.
Chapter 7, Text Dependent Questions, Craft and Structure
1. On page 57, the author uses the word
rooting. What does it mean?
2. On page 58, why does Little Willy sing “at the
top of his lungs”? What does this action tell you
about him?
The samoyed
The Samoyed is intelligent and quite easy
to train. He learns new commands quickly
at an above average rate.
Writing Prompt
In your opinion, what animal
would be a good pet? Use reasons
to support your answer.

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