Strange bumps. By Arnold Lobel. Use Your Imagination. Have you ever imagined something or someone was in your room? What was it? How did you feel? What did you do?. Picture Walk. Let ’ s predict what might happen…. Words to Know. pleasant. - nice. crash. - a loud noise. bang.
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By Arnold Lobel
Have you ever imagined something or someone was in your room? What was it? How did you feel? What did you do?
Let’s predict what might happen….
- a loud noise
- a sudden noise that sounds like an explosion
- a lump
- unusual or different
Writers don’t always give readers all the information about a character or a story event. Readers must make guesses to fill in the missing pieces. To draw conclusions, readers may take small pieces of information about a character and use the information to make a decision about that character.
Q: What is the main idea on pages 54 and 55?
A: Owl is worried about the bumps in the bed
Q: What clues tell us that he is frightened?
Make a list
Q: What is the main idea on pages 56 and 57?
A: Owl cannot understand why the bumps are moving
Q: Using the pictures and words, how do you think Owl is acting?
A: Owl is acting foolishly
We already know that the bumps are Owl’s own feet. What clues does the author give to help us reach this conclusion before Owl?
The bumps are under the blanket at the bottom of the bed. Page 54
The left bump moved when Owl moved his left foot. Page 58
When Owl pulled back the covers all he could see were his own feet. Page 59
The right bump moved when Owl moved his right foot. Page 57
Q: Why does Owl say he won’t sleep tonight?
A: Owl won’t sleep because the bumps are back and his is afraid of them.
1. What were the bumps that Owl saw?
2. Why do the bumps move?
3. What happens to the bumps when Owl pulls off his covers?
4. What is Owl afraid the bumps will do while he is asleep?
5. Where does Owl decide to sleep?