The Case of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Brad and Mary discuss the discovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Brad says his team and himself have found proof that the bird is in fact still alive. Mary does not believe that Brad should risk publishing the discovery to the world without great evidence. Including a list of Brad’s arguments and Mary’s responses: “A video clip clearly showing a quite large bird that has the distinctive white wing patterns of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker” - “How can you be sure it’s an Ivory-bill, why not a Pileated woodpecker? They have big white patches on the underside of their wings.”
Screech owls Screech owls are typical owls There are 21 different species of in screech owls in north and south America. New species of screech owls are being discovered in Andes mountains. Screech owls can be found in south and north America.
“Death is a distant rumor to the young” (Rooney). The idea of death is often an afterthought to individuals. One does not simply wake up every day of their life and contemplate their own passing or that of another. “The Road Out of Eden”, a short story written by Randall Grace, is about a group of children that face torment from a bully. The children make a rational decision to end their suffering by murdering the bully, their first encounter with death.
Humans have displayed different personalities throughout time. Some people have controlling personalities that can appear condescending. Other people have childlike personalities that can appear flighty to others. Dominance causes people to focus on their personal goals; however, companionship causes people to focus on the wellbeing of those around them. In Ted Hughes’s Hawk Roosting, the hawk represents a goal oriented person who values dominance and control.
Request to a year and Woman to child composed by Judith Wright, explores the intimate relationships that evolve around family, personal development, and childhood. Bruce Dawe’s Homecoming and Gwen Harwood’s Barn Owl both encapsulates the consequences and emotions that encompass the loss of innocence. Wright, Dawe and Harwood have used particular and concise textual features to express to the reader their individual ideas and relationships with their subjects and its symbolic links with their own life and personal experiences. Request to a year and Woman to child both analyse the intimate relationships that develop and progress around childhood, family and personal growth. Similar to Request to a year, Wright adapts a similar “story-telling”
The two poems “A Barred Owl” and “the history teacher” both work to show the innocence of a child, and how the characters in the poem work to try to preserve it. In the first poem by Richard Wilbur, the child is frightened by the owl’s voice. However, the child is told, “All she heard was an odd question from a forest bird….” This shows the person trying to protect the child’s innocence.
Engage: I will pass several jars so that the students can observe what is in there. What do you notice about this jars? Once that they start figuring out what is in the jar I will ask, what can you use to help you figure out how the objects look like? I will do a K-W-L chart to see what the students know about microscopes such as the parts from the microscope and how it’s used. Then I will ask the students what they would like to know about microscope.
With every story, poem, novel, speech, there is moral to each one. Whether the moral ending is good or bad, there always something to learn from them. In the two poems “Crested Crane and Dove” and “The Legend of Lake Ikimba”. There are two morals that tie with day to day life among us people.
One of the few things that are certain in life is that it eventually comes to an end, and this is a constant truth which applies to every person from every corner of the earth. Therefore, it is only natural that most authors have used the theme of death in their literary works. Beowulf’s heroic sacrifice, Hamlet’s philosophic pondering on the after-world, Poe’s attraction to the ominous and mysterious side of un-being, all show different aspects of this multi-faceted subject. In Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying”, death itself can be considered to be the protagonist, and even in the mind of a child, Vardaman, who cannot fully understand it yet, it remains an obsessive and haunting thought.
Death. It is inevitable for all of us. In the story “The Dead” by James Joyce, the protagonist Gabriel is portrayed as deadly through diction and symbolism. The author uses a certain type of diction that contributes to express death. In the story, James Joyce uses an unique word choice including “soul,” “death,” and “black.”
“There the corpse stood before our eyes. It had already greatly decayed and covered with gore. On its head, with an open, red mouth, and one single eye of fire, sat the beast. It was the same horrible animal that had tricked me into murder.” In the story “The Black Cat,” by Edgar Allan Poe, the subject of the story is how you should control your perverseness.