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Homeless Bird Summary
Gloria Whelan

Everything you need to understand or teach Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan.

  • Homeless Bird Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Homeless Bird Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Homeless Bird Summary

Plot Summary

In Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan, Koly is a young teenager growing up in India. Though she is only thirteen, the story opens with Koly’s mother pointing out that the time has come to find a husband. Koly’s family will struggle to find enough money to provide Koly’s dowry. She knows that life will be better for her family once there is one less mouth to feed each day. Her parents, referred to by the Hindi as “Maa” and “Bapp,” are good people. Her father is a scribe and often writes letters for people who are not able to pay the full price for his services. Maa is a talented embroiderer and has trained Koly well. As Koly prepares for her wedding, she creates a beautiful quilt for herself, covered with scenes from her home which she will never see again.

Koly is to marry...

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Study Pack

The Homeless Bird Study Pack contains about 49 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Homeless Bird Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Homeless Bird Lesson Plans contain 146 pages of teaching material, including:

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