Comprehension 1 Comprehension 2 Figurative Language Connections

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Doodle
What is the narrator's little brother's name?

100

A type of bird that is bright red and has a long, slender bill
What is "a scarlet ibis"

100

1) Summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born.
Which sentence is an example of figurative language? 1) Summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born. 2) Doodle and I liked to think of our futures.

100

sweet, determined, vulnerable, handicapped, frail, etc.
Describe Doodle in one word.

200

Walk. And later run, climb, fight, etc.
What does the narrator teach Doodle how to do?

200

He is occasionally cruel to his brother.
What prompts the narrator to show Doodle the coffin?

200

The author means that summer was over but autumn hadn't quite started yet.
Explain what the author means when he writes "summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born"

200

Selfish, determined, guilty, bully, etc.
Describe the narrator in one word.

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A scarlet ibis (type of bird)
What does Doodle find in his yard and bury?

300

Doodle crawls backwards like a doodle-bug
Why does the narrator rename his little brother Doodle?

300

The lightning struck a tree and the tree shattered.
What is the author trying to say in the sentence below: "The rain was coming, roaring through the pines, and then, like a bursting Roman candle, a gum tree ahead of us was shattered by a bolt of lightning" (Hurst 563).

300

Various Answers.
How might real people (you or a family member) connect to this story?

400

Doodle dies.
What happens to Doodle at the end of the story?

400

How to appreciate a brother or sister.
What is the main lesson of the relationship of the two brothers in "The Scarlet Ibis"?

400

Figurative language. The grass is not really rubber.
Is the sentence below an example of literal of figurative language? Explain why!! Sentence: "His eyes were round with wonder as he gazed about him, and his little hands began to stroke the rubber grass" (Hurst 556)

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Various Answers.
How can you connect to this story?

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The narrator is ashamed/embarrassed of having a brother who cannot walk.
Why does the narrator teach Doodle how to walk?

500

A flashback
The story “The Scarlet Ibis” begins with the narrator as an adult but he tells a story of when he was a child. What is this literary device called?

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Doodle is compared to a scarlet ibis because at the end of the story Doodle dies just like the scarlet ibis died.
What does the narrator compare Doodle to at the end of the story? Explain why.

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-Similarity: Beth and Doodle are both handicapped. -Difference: Beth's sister wasn't embarrassed, Doodle's brother was embarrassed.
What similarities and differences are there between "Riding the Bus with My Sister" and "The Scarlet Ibis"?

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