Catherine Called Birdy: July – August
Novel Study Guide
Objective: I will show my understanding of chapters 11-12 of the novel, and complete a project
to enhance my reading.
Due date: ____________________
Complete the worksheet using complete sentences; support each response with
evidence from the novel.
Present the project on white paper. Use color and your best effort on this
masterpiece. Title your project appropriately. Use your most professional
writing, avoiding dead words, and make connections to Medieval Times. Avoid
plagiarism: put all writing in your own words, and use quotations when quoting
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Worksheet is completed Worksheet is completed Worksheet is completed Worksheet is completed
Worksheet: with 100% accuracy, with 80% accuracy; with at least 60% with less than 60%
and each response is each response is accuracy; some accuracy, and/or
Comprehension supported with more supported with responses may be responses are lacking
X3=_____ than ample support from appropriate support from lacking enough support support from the novel.
the novel. the novel. from the novel.
Project captions clearly Project captions clearly Project captions clearly Project shows fewer
explain more than eight explain eight elements explain at least six than six clear captions,
Project: elements of a Medieval of a Medieval home; elements of a Medieval and/or summary
Comprehension home; summary summary sentence home; summary sentence may be
sentence clearly clearly compares and sentence may be missing.
X2=_____ compares and contrasts contrasts the Medieval incomplete or missing.
the Medieval home to a home to a modern
modern home. home.
Project has a Project has a title; it Project is complete; it Project is sketchy or
professional title; it is shows good effort, and shows effort, though incomplete.
Project: completed in color, and is in color; project tries may not be in color or
cross-section of home is to make decent use of may make poor use of
hand-drawn; project space; cross-section of space on the page; title
makes good use of home may be printed. may be missing.
X3=_____ space, and shows
obvious effort by the
SCORE: _____ / 32 GRADE: _____ / 30
Catherine Called Birdy: May – June
Novel Study Guide
July (11th chapter)
1. For Meg’s wedding, many plants and herbs are used for food and decorations. Knowing
what you know about food and storing of food in Medieval times, what can you infer
about the food and decorations used for Medieval weddings? (i.e.: what would’ve
decorated Meg’s wedding had it been held in December?)
2. Compare 21 July with 30 July. Draw a conclusion: how does George feel about his
3. State one similarity with each end-of-the-month journal entry.
August (12th chapter)
1. 2 August: Catherine writes her observations and musings about a tree. How does this
compare and/or contrast to her observations of ants in a previous chapter?
2. Draw a conclusion: when Catherine purchases the bear, what does this tell you about
her? Use at least three examples from anywhere in the novel to support your answer.
3. How has the vocabulary study of this novel helped with comprehension of the last
chapters? Cite an example to support your answer.
PROJECT: Research: what kind of homes would the villagers around the manor have lived
in? Draw or print a cross-section of a typical Medieval manor home. Label at least eight
elements of the home, with full-sentence captions explaining each label. Write a summary
sentence comparing and contrasting the Medieval home with a modern home. Title your