Frightful, a peregrine falcon, has spent most of her life depending on a human and must now learn how to survive in the wild on her own.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
In this excerpt from Valerie Ormond’s Believing in Horses, Sadie and her horse Lucky get caught in a storm.
In the fable “The House Dog and the Wolf,” a wolf must make the choice between comfort and freedom.
In the informational text, “Of Feathers, Fat, and Freezing,” Donna DeVoe DiFolco discusses how chickadees are able to survive freezing temperatures.
In “Tiny Plastic, Big Problem,” Alison Pearce Stevens discusses the impact that plastic has had on our world, particularly in our oceans.
In the informational text “Marley Dias: The 13-Year-Old Author Who Made a Difference,” Barrett Smith discusses the activism of a young girl who collects and donates books with black girls as the main characters.
In Julie Tozier’s “Strong for Skeena,” a boy must be strong for his sled dog after she is seriously injured.
In Linda Pastan’s poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home,” a mother describes watching her daughter ride away on her bike.
“Home” by Anton Chekhov is a comedy about a child-parent relationship. The act of disciplining his son provokes deep philosophical thoughts and attitudes in Yevgeny Petrovitch Bykovsky.