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Lauryn and Destiny:

  1. What is the Sonoran desert?
  2. What is the main idea of the poem?
  3. Explain the difference between male rains and female rains ?
  4. Who wrote the poem ?
  5. What's a message that you learned from the story Called out and is it a good lesson or a bad one?


  1. During the flower viewing the author describes the colors of the flowers, How has her describing the flowers influence the story’s tone?
  2. Why does the author use the word benefaction in the sentence?
  3. How does the flowers affect the story’s overall feeling?
  4. What is the mood of the story?
  5. What are the colors of the flowers?


  1. What is the minimum amount of water required for ephemeral plants to live?


  1. Why describe positive and negative impacts on everyday like flowers and seeds in a packet?
  2. Why did the person bring the fact that God planted the seeds of the flowers? Is this the same thing for every other religion besides Christianity and its branches?
  3. What was the reason for conflict between ‘humanity’ and ‘authority’?
  4. What does, “wasted oil and a wistful prayer” mean?
  5. Why are humans related to flowers in a way?


  1. What is the main idea of the poem?
  2. What is the sonoran desert?
  3. What is the main idea?
  4. What does benefaction mean?
  5. What does ephemeral mean?

Sophie and Melody:

  1. Punxsutawney Phil is the famous groundhog from Pennsylvania who predicts when spring will begin. (See footnote 3 on pg. 52) How is Punxsutawney Phil compared to the Arizona flowers in the story?
  2. What is the author’s purpose for writing “Called Out?”
  3. There is a lot of figurative language in “Called Out.” What similes and metaphors does the author use to describe the events in the story?
  4. Why are the flowers such a big deal to the people in Arizona?
  5. Why is the story called “Called Out?’


  1. Where does the story take place?
  2. What is the difference between “female rains” and “male rains”
  3. What does clime mean?


  1. Related to plants means?
    1. Planty
    2. Botanical
    3. Vegetarian
    4. Botany
  2. What does clime mean?
    1. Climb a mountain.
    2. Chewy limes.
    3. Climate area
    4. Climate temperature
  3. To prognosticate is to
    1. Forecast
    2. Procrastinate
    3. Predict
    4. Both a and c
  4. An ephemeral is a
    1. Short lived animal
    2. Long lived animal
    3. Short lived plant
    4. Long lived plant
  5. A gift or assistance means?
    1. Benefaction
    2. Benevolent
    3. Helpful
    4. Charity
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