by Joan Bauer
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
|READ / REACT / RESPOND:
Chapters 23, 24 and 25
- Read on.
- React to personal feelings about characters and situations.
Respond to what you read by answering the following in your ROAD JOURNAL:
- What important climactic event is coming soon?
- What reflections on "death" do Mrs. Gladstone and Jenna share with each other?
Explain how food can "bring comfort."
- What observations and words of advice does Jenna offer to Mrs.
Who taught Jenna these strong life lessons?
What happens next?
- Retell the sequence of Jenna's journey to get to the stockholder's meeting: (p. 170 - 176)
- "I pulled up..." p. 170
- "I parked..."
- "I stepped back..."
- Reread and explain the impact of the words the author places in italics: "fired", "ever", "No one!" (middle p. 171)
- How did the cab driver help Jenna decide what to do?
- Even though Jenna says, "I hate public speaking," she stands up, speaks out, and saves the day.
Where does she find the courage to do this?
What differences do her words make?
Why is she almost not able to speak out?
Explain how she speaks from a "teenage perspective."
How does Jenna rate herself after this brave speech?
What do people "write in" on their ballots?
List the reactions of the people in this exciting chapter: