February 15, 2014 - Word of the Day: owl
An owl is a bird of prey.* It eats small animals such as mice and rabbits. It's also nocturnal. That means that it's most active at night. Owls are associated with intelligence and wisdom.
This is a hard word to pronounce for some students. Listen carefully:
- Owls go "hoo," "hoo."
- Owls hoot. (hoot = the sound of an owl)
- Have you ever heard an owl hooting at night?
- A person who stays up late is called a "night owl."
Everyone loves owls!
*bird of prey: any bird that hunts and eats animals
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