HOPE WAS HERE
Identify the narrator who is telling this story in the first person.
Early on in the book (p. 3) the author uses the book title. What is the meaning of this title? Where is it written? Why?
Locate place names as you establish the changes in setting for this story.
Characters begin to develop personalities early in this novel. Watch for people details so you can fill in the CHARACTER CHART (see attached sample) when you are finished reading each chapter.
Find out the true story behind Hope's name.
LIST characters on the CHARACTER CHART and add other information about them.
Look up information about the meaning of names. What does your name mean? http://www.behindthename.com
Discuss and share ideas about what you have read so far.
What is the relationship between Hope and Addie at this point?
Where are they headed? Why?
Explain what Hope means when she says (middle p. 5) "Believe me when I tell you, I know about survival."
Locate the places mentioned in Chapter 1 on a map.
Calculate the length of the trip they are currently making.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Have you ever had to leave a place you loved? What was that like?
Enhanced Reading and Teaching Guide by Robert C. Bergstrom
Copyright 2002 Robert C. Bergstrom