Nory Ryan's Song
Internet Hunt by Cindy O'Hora
Directions: Bookmark the hunt page. Use the
links (green underlined
words) provided to find the answers to the
1. Nory Ryan loses Anna's coin into
What else might you see there?
2. Nory Ryan helps Anna collect a plant called nettles.
3. Throughout the story Nory Ryan is worried about the sidhe. According to this resource, what are the sidhe?
Search Encyclopedia Mythica for the answers.
Why should she have not worried about them?
4. Nory Ryan gathers limpets to eat. What are they?
Have you ever eaten limpets?
Why are they easy to catch?
5. Locate the map of Ireland in the World Factbook . Use clues in the story to answer the following questions.
In what body of water did the father probably fish?
What islands did Maggie pass on the ship when she embarked on her journey to Brooklyn?
6. Lord Cunningham demands the Mallons' currach to pay the rent. Describe a currach. (Look it up)
7. Nory Ryan makes due for many weeks on the eggs of
8. Read this report by a student in Ireland. How long has the gannetry been located off the coast of Kerry?
9. Here is a photo of a
roof cottage in Ireland.
10. How many people died during The Great Irish Famine?
Write two other important facts about the famine.
11. Ms. Giff's once said formula for writing was straight forward.
"Create a person, put that person in a place, and present a problem.
Name a story or two, that you have read, which sounds like her plan.
12. How did Giff get the detailed information needed to write her historical novel?
13. What kind of microbe causes potato blight?
How is it spread?
How can farmers control it today?
14. What percentage of the people in Nory's county were living in low class housing at the time of the famine?
15. What impact did the Great Famine have on Ireland?
TAI (Think About It) What impact did the Great Famine in Ireland have on the U.S.A.?
Make a GoogleLit Trip about the story.
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