#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace
- Why do you think this chapter is titled “fallen”?
- What qualities describe Doodles’ mother, Catherine?
- How is Doodles like his mother? How is he like his father?
- Compare and contrast the way birds are represented in “The Boy” and “The Birds” sections of this chapter.
- Describe the relationship between the two mourning doves.
- Are there areas in your town where land is being developed? What animals are affected by the construction?
- Take your notebook outside and draw signs of life and of death. How are life and death intertwined in your surroundings?
- Do research about mourning doves. Write a paragraph explaining what you learned.
- Write a scene from the perspective of the bird that attacked Doodles’ mother, Catherine.
- While your reading this book, keep a notebook. Fill it with your thoughts, new words to learn and use and, of course, your doodles. Try to fill all the pages.
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