Standard 4

Language Arts

ROMEOW AND DROOLIET - Nina Laden

Before Reading:

Define feud and brainstorm reasons why families might feud with each other

This story is about two families: the Felinis, a family of cats; and the Barkers, a family of dogs. Can you predict what the story will be about?

 

Story
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After the Story

Now answer the following questions:
  • 1. Do you know what is a pun?

    A pun is a humorous play on words that emphasize different meanings or uses of words that are alike but have different meanings . For example: Romeow plays on the name Romeo – Romeow is a cat, and cats meow; Drooliet plays on the name Juliet – Drooliet is a dog, and dogs drool.

     

  • Now explain the pun in the names of the characters – the Felinis (cats) and the Barkers (dogs).

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    2. Where does this story take place?

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    3. Choose a character from the story and describe him/her using a character trait word. Support your answer choice using details from the story.

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    4. What was the conflict in the story?

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    5. Why didn’t they like each other?

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    6. How could we help the characters to resolve this conflict?

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    7. What are the important events in this story?

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    8. Is this book fiction or nonfiction?

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    9. How does the problem get resolved?

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    10. Did you think the title was a good one for the story? Why do you think that?

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Journal Writing:
  • What makes you angry and how do you often deal with it?

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  • Come up with one way that you could deal with your anger in a healthier way and resolve the conflict peacefully.

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  • Write about this in a journal.

Masquerade masks were worn during the masquerade ball in both Romeo and Juliet and Romeow and Drooliet:
Option: Make a dog or cat mask
Materials
  • Paper plates

     Paints,

     markers, or crayons

     Popsicle sticks

     Craft items as needed: pom-poms, glitter, ribbon, etc

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Procedure:

 

1. Cut a paper plate in half.

 

2. Cut out holes for eyes.

 

3. Color and decorate as desired.

 

4. Glue popsicle stick to plate.

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Mathematics

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