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Study Guide "One Small Place in a Tree"

Study Guide

“One Small Place in a Tree”

pgs. 136-154

  1. What do timber beetles do to the tree
  2. What sound brings red-bellied woodpeckers to the tree?
  3. How would a flying squirrel use the hole in the tree?
  4. According to the selection, how can trees get tree rot?
  5. What animals might live in a log after the tree falls?
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Regular Plurals

 To make many words plural, meaning “more than one” add the ending –s or –es.  These types of plurals are called regular plurals, because they follow these rules. 


  • The letters –es are added to words ending in ch, sh, s, ss, x, z, or zz.

Ex. box---boxes

  • If a word ends in a consonant and a –y, change the y to an i, and add –es.

Ex. fly—flies

  • If a word ends in a vowel and a –y, just add –s.

Ex. toy--toys 

  • If a word ends in f or fe, change the f, or fe to v, and add –es. 

Ex. knife—knives

  1. mess—________
  2. baby--________
  3. wish--________
  4. donkey--_______
  5. wolf--_________


The author wrote this selection in order to_____________________________________________________________________________________________________.

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