For Teachers & Parents
Vocabulary List & Definitions
SPROUT: 1.(verb). to begin to grow; shoot forth. 2. (noun).-a seedling
Burdensome: (adjective) difficult to carry out or fulfill; taxing
Intricately: (adverb) in a very complicated or detailed manner
Enchanted: (adjective) 1. placed under a spell; 2. filled with delight
Bewilderment: (noun) a feeling of being perplexed and confused
Wonderment: (noun) a state of awed admiration or respect
Perplexing: (adjective) completely baffling; very puzzling
Quill: (noun) 1. any of the main wing or tail feathers of a bird
2. the hollow sharp spines of a porcupine or hedgehog
Adornment: (noun) a thing which adorns or decorates; an ornament
Study Guide for Sprout
- Discuss the meaning of the phrase “a good home is like good growing soil for children.”
- Why did the parents choose to name the boy “Woodsprout?”
- What do you think of when you say the boy’s name, “Sprout”?
- What was the “most wonderful gift”?
- How old do you think Sprout was when he received his gift?
- What did Sprout’s father mean when he said to Sprout “it’s time that you begin filling the pages of your life”.
- What was meant by the phrase “the rest of the story is going to be up to you”?
- Why was the gift so wonderful to Sprout at first but then bewildering?
- In referring to the writing of one’s own book, discuss the phrase “each page you write can never be erased”
- What do YOU do when confronted with a task? What did Sprout do?