Answer key: The Girl Who Loved Crows

Lesson Plan:  The Girl Who Loved Crows and  The Gifts They Brought Her

Word Inference

  1. precious |ˈpreSHəs| adjective- (of an object, substance, or resource) of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly: precious works of art | my time is precious.
  2. categorized  |ˈkatəgəˌrīz| verb [ with obj. ] place in a particular class or group: odors have been categorized into only seven basic groups.
  3. scuffed |skəf| adjective-items that have been rubbed or torn against a rough surface. scuffed shoes have marks on them
  4. assortment  |əˈsôrtmənt|noun-a miscellaneous collection of things or people: the room was filled with an assortment of clothes.
  5. prone |prōn| adjective-[ predic. ] (prone to/prone to do something) likely to do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome: years of logging had left the mountains prone to mudslides | he is prone to jump to conclusions.
  6. tumble |ˈtəmbəl| verb- fall rapidly; property prices tumbled. the apples tumbled off her lap.
  7. rewarded |riˈwôrd| verb [ with obj. ]make a gift of something to (someone) in recognition of their services, efforts, or achievements: the engineer who supervised the work was rewarded with a bonus.
  8. icky |ˈikē| adjective ( ickier, ickiest ) informal, sticky, esp. unpleasantly so.
  9. interactions |ˌintərˈakSHən| noun-reciprocal action or influence: ongoing interaction between the two friends.
  10. birdbath  |ˈbərdˌbaTH| noun-a small basin filled with water for birds to bathe in, typically found in a garden.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension: True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- Eight-year-old Gabi Mann  keeps her gifts from the crows in a bead storage container.
  2. T- Gabi  wraps and categorizes each item.
  3. T- Among her items from the crows are a silver ball, a black button,and a blue paper clip.
  4. F- Many of  the items are scuffed and dirty.
  5. T- To Gabi these things are more valuable than gold.
  6. T- Gabi’s relationship with the neighborhood crows began accidentally.
  7. F- She’d get out of the car, and a chicken nugget tumbled off her lap.
  8. NA- There are 100 crows total.
  9. F- Lisa is Gabi’s mom who helps her keep track of the gifts.
  10. T-According to Gabi, the crows watch hem all the time. 

Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


Inside the box are rows of small objects in clear plastic bags.


She holds up a pearl colored heart.


As she got older, she rewarded their attention.