CONSTRUCTION PERFORMANCE EXERCISE 5
b. According to Henny Penny and many other characters, the sky had no signs of
c. Foxy Loxy lived in a cage
d. The king was eventually told that the sky was falling.
The first question enables the students to understand some of the vocabularies that
the author uses in the story. One such vocabulary is the word sly that the author
uses to describe Foxy Loxy, and the question allows the students to obtain the
synonyms of the word (Henny Penny, 2016). Therefore, the question allows the
students to demonstrate the knowledge of a specific word used in the story. The
question also allows students to place the excerpt in its right context in order to
obtain meaning from the statement.
The second question enables the student to display an understanding of the
aspects of the story. The aspects under scrutiny in the story include Henny
Penny’s body features, the signs in the sky, the dwelling places of the various
animals in the story, and the main message of the story. Therefore, the question
helps the students to read the story conclusively and understand its aspects, the
author’s main message, and the central theme running through the story.
5. Instructions: the short story is suitable for use teaching the young children about
animals, their sounds, and what they do. Your task is to create an essay that displays your
understanding of the story. The essay should be original, in your own words, but must
incorporate direct quotations from the story with the proper in-text citations. All the cited
materials should be appropriately referenced in either APA or MLA style.