Subject Area Lessons

## #4358. Owl Moon

Literature, level: 1-2
Posted Mon Apr 13 18:54:07 PDT 2009 by Meghan Webb (Meghan Webb).
Huntington, WV

OWL Moon
By: Jane Yolan

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Look at the book cover above. Read the title. What do you think that this book will be about?

What does the sticker on the book "symbolize"?

Who are the two people on the front of the book?

What is the weather like? Do you think that it is summer, fall, winter, or spring? How do you know?

What time is it? How do you know? What does this time have to do with owls?

Book Introduction:

Late one winter night a little girls and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo--whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird. But there is no answer. Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is.

The child in the story said there were "rules" to follow when owling. Use examples from the story to name 2 rules, tell what they mean, and tell why they were important to follow.
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At the end of the story, the child did not speak to the father as they walked home. If they had talked, what do you think they would have said to each other? Explain your answer using examples from the story.

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Mathematics

OWL MOON

The family in Owl Moon raised rabbits. They kept the rabbits in an area with 4 rows of cages with 5 cages in each row. They have 8 black rabbits, and an equal number of white, brown and spotted rabbits. Show in a diagram below which cages hold the different kinds of rabbits.

What fractional part of the cages holds brown rabbits? ________

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In the story Owl Moon the child saw a great horned owl. There are many kinds of owls of different sizes. In the chart below are some of these owls and their lengths. Make a graph of the lengths of the owls. Be sure to add a title and labels to the graph.

elf owl 6 inches
great gray owl 30 inches
barn owl 18 inches
great horned owl 24 inches
screech owl 10 inches
burrowing owl 9 inches

Writing Activity

Writing Prompt

Think about a time you spent with someone special. Write a story telling about the special time with that person.

AS YOU WRITE YOUR STORY, REMEMBER TO:

* Tell about a time you spent with someone special.
* Tell what happened to you during that special time.
* Tell about the events in the beginning, middle and end.
* Write in complete paragraphs.
* Check to be sure you are writing good sentences.
* Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

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