Henry and Ribsy
Henry's father promises to take him salmon fishing if he can keep Ribsy out of trouble for the next month. But that's no easy task, especially when Ramona gets into the act.
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1. Ribsy and the Lube Job
The author of this book, Beverly Cleary, wrote more than 30 books for adults and children. She lived in Oregon. She also wrote the Ramona books and the Mouse and the Motorcycle books. (This annotation contains an image)
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Watch this video on context clues and use it to answer the next question. (This annotation contains a video)
What does the word nuisance mean in the highlighted sentence? Use the other words in the sentence to help you figure it out.
The chinook salmon is the largest type of salmon. They are often called king salmon. They can weigh as little as 10 pounds or as much as 130 pounds! The chinook salmon is the state fish of Oregon. (This annotation contains an image)
Look at the picture of Henry in the car. He looks
A silverside salmon is also called a coho salmon. It is known as the best tasting salmon. (This annotation contains an image)
Using the other words in the sentence as clues, what does it mean to look with an eagle eye?
Why does Henry wish he hadn't already told Scooter he was going fishing? Use evidence from the text to explain your answer.
2. Henry and the Garbage
Use the other words in the sentence to help you answer this question. Enthusiasm means to have _______.
Henry is thinking about a garbage disposal. A lot of people have them in their kitchen sinks, but you can't put all garbage down it like Henry is thinking.
Henry doesn't understand why Ribsy attacked the garbageman. From your point of view, why did Ribsy attack like he did?
Foxtails, shown in the picture below, can be dangerous to dogs because their seeds can get into a dog's eyes, ears or skin. They can cause a bad infection if they aren't removed. (This annotation contains an image)
Scooter and Robert suddenly "remembered" they had to help their mothers because they didn't want to
In the highlighted sentence, "cross" means the same as angry. Ribsy is not angry at Ramona for sitting on him.
3. Henry Gets a Haircut
Humans have four canine teeth. Two are on the top and two are on the bottom. One is labeled in the diagram below. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the the other words in the sentence to think about how Henry is feeling in this scene. Once you know that, you can figure out that mournfully means
Henry's actions in the highlighted text show us that he is feeling
Daniel Boone was an American explorer who lived in the 1700s. It is believed he wore a coonskin hat like the one in the picture below. (This annotation contains an image)
From your point of view, do you think Henry's haircut problem is a big one? What do you think he should do?
4. Henry's Canine Teeth
Why is Henry changing his mind about pulling his teeth?
The word "keen" means interesting.
Think about what has happened to Henry in this story so far. Is Henry or Ribsy having a harder time staying out of trouble? How do you know that? Use evidence from the text to explain your answer.
5. Ramona and the P.T.A.
"Wienie" is another name for a hot dog.
Using the other words in the sentence, we can determine that grubby means
Look at the illustration. Ramona is crying, Ribsy is barking, and Mrs. Wisser is talking to the children. The mood of this scene is
After "Henry and Ribsy" was published, Beverly Cleary went on to write eight books about Ramona. The first was "Beezus and Ramona" in 1955. (This annotation contains an image)
6. Ribsy Goes Fishing
The picture below shows tin pants. (This annotation contains an image)
How is Mr. Grumbie feeling about Henry and Ribsy going fishing with him and Henry's father?
The picture below shows a mackinaw jacket. (This annotation contains an image)
The picture below shows a lead sinker. It helps carry the hook down into the water. (This annotation contains an image)
Look at the illustration above. Henry and Ribsy look like they are feeling
A gaff is used to help hook the fish and pull them in to the boat. (This annotation contains an image)
Why is Mr. Huggins sharp with Henry?
7. Henry's Adventure
The picture below shows a scale used to weigh fish. (This annotation contains an image)
Using the other words in the sentence, we can see that a whopper is a
In your point of view, should Henry try to catch the salmon? If so, how should he catch it?
An auto robe is a blanket that is kept in the car.