Text-to-Self Connections: fussing and fighting with each other, getting back at one another
Cause and Effect: Because the crows ate the wheat seeds, the effect is the farmer builds a scarecrow to make them go away.
Because the crows build a very scary kite, the effect is that the farmer builds an even scarier scarecrow.
Point of View: From the crows’ point of view, they decide they must scare the scarecrow away so they can eat the grain.
Drawing Conclusions: The owl observes that the wheat is going to spoil if the crows and farmer continue fighting so he becomes a negotiator and talks to both sides who come to a compromise.
Synthesis: I am synthesizing that talking things out is better than letting what we are fighting over spoil.
Moral: “Words can do magic.” from the owl in Lionni’s story
Personification: the animals take on human characteristics and feeling