Instructions: Your job is to write five questions from section 2 of your book. Question types to use are: MCEOG, Character Goal, Sequence, Main Idea, and Setting. Make sure that you prove your answer by giving the page and paragraph number! Also make sure you give the answer to your question.
1. Where does this story take place?
answer: Flint, Michigan p. 58 par. 1
2. Name in the correct order the three most important events in this section.
answer: 1. Bud gets his suitcase back. p. 31 par. 2
2. He runs away. p. 35 par. 3
3. He finds out that Miss Hill got married and moved away. p. 57 par. 3
3. All of the following describe Bud's mother except which one?
a. angry p. 40 line 2
b. energetic p. 41 par. 3
d. wise p. 43 line 2
4. What is Bud's goal in this section?
answer: to get to the North Side Library. p. 36 par. 3
Instructions: Your job is to choose 4 passages from section 2 of this book. The types of passages to choose are:
Entertaining, Descriptive, Dialogue, and Interesting. Write down the page and paragraph number of the passage, the first and last two words of the passage, and the reason you chose this passage (make sure you explain why!). Then, ask a question about your passage and give an answer. Finally, write down the author's purpose (to descibe, to entertain, to inform, or to persuade).
Page 34, paragraph 7
"I started...his sheets!"
I chose this passage because it is very entertaining and funny. I was glad to see Bud get revenge on Todd.
Question: How did Bud get revenge on Todd?
Answer: By making him wet the bed.
Author's purpose: To entertain
Page 37, paragraph 5
"I untied...up against."
I chose this passage because it is very descriptive and shows how much this stuff means to Bud.
Question: Why was Bud upset with the Amoses?
Answer: Because they looked through his suitcase.
Author's purpose: To describe
Page 41, paragraph 5
"She'd say..."OK, Momma"."
I chose this passage because it shows the relationship between Bud and his mom.
Question: Why did his mom not want anyone to call Bud "Buddy"?
Answer: Because it is a dog's name or what someone calls you if they are just pretending to be friendly to you.
Author's purpose: To describe
Page 43, paragraph 6
Instructions: Your job is to write down 4 words: lam, hypnotizing, matrimonial, and gait. Then write down the page and paragraph numbers each word is found in. Copy the sentence from the book in which the word appears. Then, look up the word in the dictionary and, using your context clues and the dictionary definition, write down in your own words the definition of the word. Next, write down the correct part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb). Make up a question and the answer or a sentence about the word that would help you to teach the word to your group. Finally, make your word wizard card. On the card, be sure to include in large print your word and the page and paragraph number. On the other side of your card, include a picture, the word, and the definition.
1. hypnotizing-page 54, paragraph 1
"Then I could sniff the paper, that soft, powdery, drowsy smell that comes off the pages in little puffs when you're reading something or looking at some pictures, a kind of hypnotizing smell."
Definition-controlling, like deep sleep
Question-Why does Bud say the smell is hypnotizing?
Answer-Because it is so controlling or relaxing.
2. matrimonial-page 56, last paragraph
"Unless you had matrimonial plans concerning Miss Hill."
Definition-state of being married
Bud did not have matrimonial, or marriage, plans with the librarian.
3. lam-page 35, paragraph 4
4. gait-page 58, paragraph 4
Instructions: Your job is to do a character sketch of Bud's mother based on the second section of the book. You will find 3 character traits that describe her, and prove it by giving an example, including the page and paragraph number. Then, you will tell one of her goals. The next task you will do is to find one of her problems in this section and the solution or possible solution to the problem. Finally, you will illustrate his mother.
Character Traits/Proof (3)
1. angry-because she had to wear a dirty hat when she was little. p. 40 line 2
2. energetic-because she never stopped moving. p. 41 par. 3
3. wise-when she gave Bud advice. p. 43 line 2
To be a good mother to Bud.
She knows she is not going to always be with Bud, so she has to make her time count.
She teaches him everything she knows and makes sure he memorizes it.
Your job is to do a KWL chart for this section of the book. On this chart, you will write what you know (K), what you want to know (W), and what you learned (L) about the Depression. You will do the K and W part before you read, and the L after you read.
It was in the 1930s.
People did not have any money to buy things.
Many people were homeless and hungry.
What did people do for food, etc.?
How did people survive?
People could go to a place called a Mission to get food.