Prewrite

1. What are you good at? I'm good at playing softball.
2. How do you feel when you're doing the thing you're good at? I feel happy because I get to do the things I want to do.
3. How would you feel if people wouldn't let you do the thing you're good at? I'll get mad and also sad because that's not fair, and I would still do it anyway.

Chapter 1

1. What problems or conflicts are presented in chapter one? Tao needing to find a rabbit is an obvious one; identify at least two more (not having anything to do with the rabbit!)
2. Predict the resolution of each conflict.

Example:
sample conflict : Tayo needs to find a rabbit.
sample predicted resolution: He will find the one he lost.

conflict 1:
predicted resolution 1:
a
conflict 2:
predicted resolution 2:

Answer the questions below

Chapter 2

1. Why wasn't the wolf eating?
2. What was the resolution of the wolf's problem?
2. Tao entered the slough. Why was this a good idea? Why might this be a bad idea?

Answer the questions below
1. In chapter 1, what does Tao really want to learn to do?
A. draw
B. hunt
C. make a flint knife
D. control fire

2. In chapter 2, what is stuck in the wolf's jaw?
A. food
B. a bone splinter
C. part of a tree
D. a flint knife

Chapter 3

3. What do Tao and Ram learn to do together?
A. walk on a leash
B. swim the river
C. hunt
D. escape Volt

4. What decision does Tao tell Volt?
A. he is going to hunt with the dog
B. the dog's name is Ram
C. he is going to look for his parents since he doesn't know who they are
D. he is going to hunt alone but bring back food to the camp

5. Look at Tao's decisions and actions from Volt's perspective. Pretend you are Volt. Write a first person paragraph explaining how you feel.

Chapter 4
In a good paragraph, describe Tao's mother. What are the qualities of her character? List 3 qualities. Find evidence in the chapter to support your ideas.

Answer the following questions

Chapter 5

1. Which two animals does Tao try to draw?
2. Which is easier for him and why?