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Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch supports Common Core State Standards for K-3 in English Language Arts including Reading Standards for Literature, Reading Standards for Informational Text and Language Standards. To go along with Uncle Arnel’s story, the author created a Power Point presentation meeting the Grade-Level Expectations for Life Science targeting Organisms and Their Environment and Characteristics of Organisms featuring some of the wildlife living in our South Louisiana swamps.

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Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch

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     1. What kind of boat did Uncle Arnel and Marie use to cross the marsh?
     A. Pirogue
     B. Canoe
     C. Ship

      2. After becoming petite Cajuns, who helped Uncle Arnel and Marie cross the marsh to get back to their pirogue?
     A. An alligator
     B. A dog
     C. A turtle

      3. What was cooking on Aunt Cherie’s stove?
     A. Hot dogs
     B. Gumbo
     C. Spaghetti

      4. Name a tree mentioned in Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch that grows in the Louisiana swamps.
     A. Cypress tree
     B. Oak tree
     C. Pine tree

      5. What did the crawfish look like to Uncle Arnel and Marie after they became petite Cajuns?
     A. A bumblebee
     B. A giant lobster
     C. A whale

      6. What kind of pet did Aunt Cherie have?
    A. A Raccoon
    B. A Cat
    C. A  Bird

 7. How tall was Uncle Arnel after he became a petite Cajun?
     A. 12 inches
     B. 3 feet
     C. 18 inches


  
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Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch

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  1. What kind of boat did Uncle Arnel and Marie use to cross the marsh?   

       A pirogue

  2. After becoming petite Cajuns, who helped Uncle Arnel and Marie cross the marsh to get back to their  pirogue?  

       Turtle

  3. What was cooking on Aunt Cherie’s stove?  

       Gumbo 

          4. Name a tree mentioned in Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch that grows in the Louisiana swamps.
 
       Cypress tree

          5.  What did the crawfish look like to Uncle Arnel and Marie after they became petite Cajuns?
     
        A giant lobster

          6.  What kind of pet did Aunt Cherie Have?   

         A raccoon

  7.  How tall was Uncle Arnel after he became a petite Cajun?   

        12 inches

  
 
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