Stone fox Chapters 5-7 * Vocabulary and close reading 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 ending. 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. situation A situation is all the things that are happening somewhere at a certain time. “It is a difficult situation.” recommended Tell someone that you think something is good and that they should try it. I recommended a book to my kids. hopeless Involving no hope “It’s hopeless talking to her.” saliva A clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary and mucous glands of the mouth. tonic fee Money that is charged for a service or in order to have access to something. “what is the fee to enter the race?” stunned To be stunned is to be shocked by something. unison Occurring together or simultaneously. “The two marched in unison.” moccasins Soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans. granite cunning Able to get what you want in a clever way that often means tricking people. legend , An old story that has been passed down through generations of people. reservation a tract of public land set aside (as for use by American Indians) beamed treacherous marked by hidden dangers, or hazards. admire to regard with admiration , to like very much. investigate to observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry motionless abrupt halt 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 problem? 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 way? 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 mean? 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.