The Caretaker of Tree Palace: Chapter 2 – Seeds

#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace

For Discussion

  1. Why do you think this chapter is titled “seeds”?
  2. Describe the relationship between Doodles and his grandmother. Back up what you think with examples from the story.
  3. Why does Doodles hide from his grandmother when he first arrives?
  4. Why does he go out to the woods instead of going to her?
  5. Compare and contrast the mood of “The Boy” and “The Birds” sections in this chapter.

Activities

  1. Write at least one paragraph from the point of view of Doodles’ father.
  2. Write at least one paragraph from the point of view of his grandmother.
  3. Research red cedars. Make a sketch of what they look like and list some of their qualities.

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