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Voyage of the Dawn Treader Reading Comprehension Questions and Unit Study Activities

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
Chapter Thirteen

This unit study is based on the book Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis and it was created by Amber Ballew from Missouri.






Vocabulary Words:


botany
- study of plants

constellation
- group of stars that form a pattern

dissolved
- broken

enchantment
- spell

entwining
- twisting together and around

idled
- been inactive

luminous
- emitting light

perilous
- dangerous

pledge
- to toast

pomegranates
- thick-skinned berries about the size of oranges

salt-cellar
- salt shaker

sauntered
- strolled

thence
- from that place

venison
- deer meat

wrought
- made delicately or elaborately



Comprehension Questions:

  1. What happened as the Dawn Treader sailed further east?

  2. What did the island look like as they sailed toward it? What did Lucy think it smelled like?

  3. What did they find on the island?

  4. What kinds of food were on the table?

  5. What did the things at the head of the table look like? What were they really?

  6. What did the sleeping men say when Caspian tried to wake them up?

  7. Who were the sleeping men?

  8. Why didn't they eat the food?

  9. Why did it take a long time to choose seats?

  10. What happened when the night was almost over?

  11. What happened to the lords to cast them into an enchanted sleep?

  12. What was the Knife of Stone?


Suggested Activities:

  1. Look at a picture of a ship sailing tn the sea. Then look at one of a ship on a lake. What are the differences? What are the similarities. A link to view some pretty cool ones is here: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynogall2.asp?catID=1185

  2. Draw a picture of the Lady, or of the three sleepers.

  3. Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to find out about the Stone Knife.

  4. Read and enjoy different versions of the story of Sleeping Beauty.




  5. Next: Chapter 14











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