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How to Train Your Dragon Reading Comprehension Questions and Unit Study Activities

How to Train Your Dragon:
A Literature-Based Unit Study






Part Four - Chapters 8, 9 & 10

Vocabulary Words:

balanced
celebrations
certain
downing
fear
fierce
gigantic
gratitude
greed
hatching
method
nibbling
obedient
outstretched
pathetic
psychology
remarkably
revenge
simultaneously
sodden
squeal
stubbornly
vanity
wallow

Reading Comprehension Questions:

What did Hiccup feed Toothless as much as he wanted?

What happend to the Toothless when he ate to much?

"What in Woden's name are you doing?" asked Fishlegs when he came across Hiccup digging a large hole... What was Hiccup doing?

What had Fishlegs named his dragon?

What was only half Horrorcows size?

What notes did Hiccup write down about what he knew about dragons?

How many more fish than the others did Toothless say he could catch?

The Hairy Hoologans had fierce rivals -- who are they?

What happened to Gobber's beard during the chaos of the dragon fight?

What was the name of the Meatheads Chief's son's name?


Activities:

Look up the word gratitude and find out it's meaning.

Psychology is a word used a lot nowadays. Find it's origins!

This is a something that you never want to be tempted to take. The word is revenge. Look up it's meaning and talk about why it is not a good thing.

Take an old white bed sheet or some cotton muslin and cut it into a pattern for a Viking Tunic. Here are some instructions you can follow. Have fun wearing it!

(If you don't like to sew, here is a place where you can buy all kinds of fun Viking garb!


The video below shows how to begin weaving a suit of chain maille armor. If you'd like to do this project, first you should view THIS VIDEO about how to make the little links you will be using. (Note: If you want to make some links without a drill and the set-up in the video, you can simply hand wind some electrical fencing wire around anything round -- like a ballpoint pen -- and clip off the links as shown in the video.)





On to PART FIVE!



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