Terrible Things by Eve Bunting



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Terrible Things by Eve Bunting

Name ___________ Period _______



  1. How did the animals in the woods get along before the Terrible Things came?



  1. How did the animals react to the Terrible Things when they first came for the creatures with feathers on their backs?



  1. How did the animals explain the selections made by the Terrible Things? 



  1. Using several response starters (on the back of this page), write your thoughts about the message this story is trying to get across to readers.

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  1. Think of a situation that goes on today that is similar to the story. It could be bullying, discrimination against certain people, even the way friends treat friends. Write a paragraph describing the situation today. Why do people act like this? Why do people ignore the behavior? What people can do differently to change it?

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Response Starters

1. I wonder what this means…..

2. I really like/dislike this part….

3. The character ________ reminds me of ________ because….

4. This scene reminds me of a similar scene in (book/title) because….

5. This part is very realistic/unrealistic because….

6. This story makes me think about ______ because….

7. This situation reminds me of a similar situation in my own life. It happened when……

8. If I were (character), I would…..



9. I can’t believe….

10. I wonder…..

11. I felt sad when….

12. This made me think of…..

13. I wish that…..

14. It seems like…..

15. This story teaches…..

16. I began to think of…..



17. I was surprised…..






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