by Joan Bauer
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
|READ / REACT / RESPOND:
Chapters 7 and 8
- Read on.
- React to what you read by exploring word meanings.
- React to what you read by evaluating Jenna on her new job.
Respond to what you read by answering the following in your ROAD JOURNAL:
- Infer character feelings, actions and motivations to understand how Jenna and Mrs. Gladstone are getting along.
How is Jenna doing with her new job?
What problems does Mrs. Gladstone seem to have?
- What does Jenna notice is wrong about the Peoria shoe store?
Who hired him?
- What does Mrs. Gladstone keep doing with her cane? Why?
- List some of the travel adventures that Jenna is experiencing.
- How does Mrs. Gladstone define "Quality"?
- Why is Jenna becoming more and more concerned about Mrs. Gladstone?
Authors use good words to give us a good picture.
Find each word below in Chapter 7.
Write the sentence it is found in to find "the context."
Match the word with the correct meaning.
p. 46 ______suffocating
p. 46 ______itinerary
p. 47 ______metaphorically
p. 47 ______hydroplaning
p. 47 ______prejudice
p. 48 ______accelerator
p. 49 ______torrential
p. 49 ______enthusiasm
p. 51 ______widowed
p. 55 ______shoddy
A. excitement shown in actions
B. heavy constant storm
C. travel plans
D. bias / unfair perception
E. gas pedal in a car
F. pushing all the air out
G. stupid / not making any sense
H. slipping on water
I. husband has died
J. not literal / in a figure of speech
K. good merchandise
L. poor quality