1. What are you good at?
i am good at skating.
2. How do you feel when you're doing the thing you're good at?
i feel happy and proud that i am doing what i like best.
3. How would you feel if people wouldn't let you do the thing you're good at?
i would feel mad and angry because they wouldn't let me do what i wanted.

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!).
  • the problems presented in chapter 1 are that it was taboo for them to paint or draw
so he would draw secretly, but anthor conflict in chapter 1 are that vault is very mean
to tao and tao is very distracted in other things and not for hunting.

2. Predict the resolution of each conflict.
i predict that one day he is going to get caught drawing and band from the tribe
and he is going to leave but then they or going to relaese that he is a great artst and
there is no reson for them not to let him piant
the other on was that vault 1 day
relizad that tao is a very good hunter because tao is going to catch something big.

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

conflict 1:taboo for him to draw
predicted resolution 1:he is going to be caught and he is going to get band

conflict 2:vault is mean and tao gets distracted esaly
predicted resolution 2: volt relises that tao is a very good hunter

Answer the questions below

1. Why wasn't the wolf eating?
the wolf wasn't eating because he had a splinter in his mussle.
2. What was the resolution of the wolf's problem?
the resolution was that tao dragged and pulled the splinter out. 2. Tao entered the slough. Why was this a good idea? Why might this be a bad idea?
it was a good idea because maybe he could find the rabbit in there,but it was allso a bad idea because for valut and the other hunters it was a taboo to go in there so if he got caught he would be band.

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
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.
i think tao is a foolish little kid and he is like stone he does things his way iam getting very angry at him because my clan is starving and we have no
food to give he is not the only one with problems i have my own to.

Chapter 4

CLASSWORK Thursday, October 15, 2009

Answer the following questions
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.let me tell you about vedra.vedra was loving because she didn`t let her baby tao go.she is also brave because they"tried to take you away,but she fought like a cave lion ,screarming ,bitting refushing to give you up."vedra was also very creative because she made beads and braclets and gave them out freely.

Answer the following questions
Chapter 5
1. Which two animals does Tao try to draw? a horse and ram
2. Which is easier for him and why? ram was because ram was there when tao was drawing him.

HOMEWORK Thursday, October 15, 2009 Read Chapter 6

CLASSWORK Friday, October 16, 2009

Answer the following questions
Chapter 6
1. Graybeard realizes that Tao has broken two taboos of his clan. What are they?the taboos are that he went into the slough and he was hunting with the wolf dog
2. Which taboo doesn't he know about yet?the taboo he dosen't no about yet is that he is drawing.
3. Graybeard describes Volt differently than we have. What aspects of Volt's character is Graybeard acknowledging?graybeard acknowledge this aspects that he sometimes dreams of spirts but he is a good man.

HOMEWORK Friday, October 16, 2009

Read Chapter 7

CLASSWORK Monday, October 19, 2009

Write your reaction to the last paragraph in the chapter.
1. Do you agree or disagree with Graybeard? Explain your answer.i dissagre with graybread because if i was tao i would
2. What about if someone today told you about the thing you most love to do that, "It is taboo. Whether you believe in it or not makes no difference. It is taboo. It is the rule of our society and you must live by it." Would you agree with them? Explain your answer.i would be mad and dissagre with them and have to break the rules and do what i want to do.

HOMEWORK Monday, October 19, 2009

Read Chapter 8

CLASSWORK Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chapter 8
An important theme in this novel is that people should follow their dreams and do what they believe is right, even if they don't follow their society's expected ways. The author examines this theme in a stone age setting.

Imagine a similar situation today. Imagine a young person who wants to do something with their life that is different from what is normally expected in our society.
What situation did you imagine?

In the situation you imagined, should the person follow his or her dreams or should they follow society's expectations? Give your opinion.
there was this boy that wanted to be a ballaet dancer but everbody made fun of him because they said that was for girls and made him feel bad but he didnt really care and decied to follow his dream and be a ballet dancer.

HOMEWORK Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Read Chapter 9

CLASSWORK Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chapter 9
Why do you think Graybeard changed his mind? baecause maybe he whants tao to be a chosen one day and he wants him to be a person that is like him.
What does this tell you about his character? that he is empathetic and cares about the clans and he is willing to break the rules.

HOMEWORK Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Read Chapter 10

CLASSWORK Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chapter 10
1. What are the "mountains-that-walk"? they are massive, shaggy old giants
2. What almost happened to Tao? he almost lost his dog and almost got steped on by the mountains.

HOMEWORK Thursday, October 22, 2009

Read Chapter 11

CLASSWORK Friday, October 23, 2009

Chapter 11
Do you think Graybeard is a good teacher? Why? i think graybeard is ot a good teacher because he did no encourage tao he just said no to him.
Would you like to have been taught a skill by him? Why? i wouldnt like for him to teach me a skill because he is very mean and pushy.

HOMEWORK Friday, October 23, 2009

Read Chapter 12

CLASSWORK Monday, October 26, 2009

Chapter 12
1. Name some of the ingredients used to make paint. Which surprised you most? that they used charcal and spit to make the paint but it is nasty.
2. Why is Tao afraid at the end of the chapter? he is afraid that graybeard is leaving.

HOMEWORK Monday, October 26, 2008

Read Chapter 13

CLASSWORK Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chapter 13
1. Even if Ram had succeeded in hunting the deer, do you think it was a good idea of Tao's to "show off" his dog's ability to hunt? Explain. no because it is not good to show off and maybe other clans will see him and whant ram to.
2. Predict what will happen next. If you've read ahead, invent an alternate scene. i think that volt is going to see him with the wolf dog.

HOMEWORK Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Read Chapter 14

CLASSWORK Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chapter 14
1. Why does Tao cross the river? he crosses the river because he wants to get away from the hunters.
2. What decision does Graybeard reach? that he is the new chosen one.

HOMEWORK Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Read Chapter 15

CLASSWORK Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chapter 15
What problem does Tao have by the end of the chapter? graybeard is very sick.

HOMEWORK Thursday, October 29, 2009

Read Chapter 16

CLASSWORK Friday, October 30, 2009

Chapter 16
Look at the website of the Laxcaux Caves: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/ Find a picture that resembles the one Tao is painting. Copy it as your answer to this question.

Read Chapter 17 together in class (not for homework)

Chapter 17
Wow! What a chapter! What was your reaction? Tense? Surprised? You predicted it? Write a paragraph describing your reaction. i had predicted that volt was going to be his dad but alittle sprised.

HOMEWORK Friday, October 30, 2009

Read Chapter 18

CLASSWORK Monday, November 2, 2009

Chapter 18
Why does Tao feel he needs to go to the Mountain People? because he wanted to draw there and because his mom was from there.

This is what Tao painted in Chapter 16.
This is what Tao painted in Chapter 16.