Comprehension 1
Comprehension 2
Figurative Language
Connections

100

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

100

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

100

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.
1) Summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born.

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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).
The lightning struck a tree and the tree shattered.

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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)
Figurative language. The grass is not really rubber.

400

How can you connect to this story?
Various Answers.

500

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

500

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?
A flashback

500

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

500

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