Dicey's Song Reading Guide

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 48 pages
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Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible. Contents Include: Teacher and student support materials, reproducible student activity sheets, an end-of-book test, and an answer key. Each reading guide divides the novel into six manageable units. Prepares all students for reading success through activating prior knowledge. Focuses reading with guiding "Questions to Think About". Build vocabulary with pre-reading and during-reading activities.
 

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Contents

Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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EndofBook Test
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Answer Key
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Page 12 - Deepen Your Understanding After moving in with Gram, things began to change for the Tillerman children. At the end of Chapter 2, Dicey decides: It felt pretty good to be able to do things without worrying about the little kids. And if Sammy was going to be Gram's favorite, and James was going to do everything right, and Maybeth was going to get caught up in school, so everybody could be proud of her, and with piano lessons too, why should Dicey mind? Do you think Dicey minds or not? Explain.
Page 15 - I think he did,' James assured his grandmother." assured: 6. "Sammy worked like Dicey did, without hurrying, without dawdling." dawdling: 7. "Miss Eversleigh began to lecture about nutrition and food groups." lecture: 8. "Miss Eversleigh's voice droned on." droned: 9. "He looked quizzically at her, as if there was something he wanted her to say, but when she didn't he began to sing right away.
Page 9 - Build Your Vocabulary Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "Dicey was sorry the diagramming was finished. She liked the precision of it." precision: 2. "'If we define conflict as requiring two opposing forces, what might we look for?' he asked the class." conflict: 3. '"Between someone and himself,' she said, not bothering to keep the anger at his intrusion out of her...
Page 31 - Your Reading Study the following words and definitions. You will meet these words in your reading. Be sure to jot down in your word journal any other unknown words from the reading. aureole—a halo or crown of light psychiatric—having to do with the branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders forlornly—sadly; hopelessly jostled—pushed and shoved simpering—smiling in a silly manner abruptly—suddenly; unexpectedly catapult—a device for launching an airplane...
Page 30 - Deepen Your Understanding Dicey and Mina have a conversation about choosing friends. Dicey asks her, "What do you think? Do you think we choose people by what's important to us?
Page 3 - Dicey spoke urgently, 'my theory is that your business will get better, and so instead of costing you money, I'd be making you money.
Page 33 - She thought Maybeth might like a fancy doll, but she couldn't find one that didn't have an empty, simpering face." simpering: 6. "They were always buying things they needed, Dicey thought angrily to herself, leaving the toy store abruptly." abruptly: 7. "In the toy store, there were planes you shot from catapults with elastics.
Page 27 - She and Sammy walked up the rutted driveway together." rutted: 7. "Mr. Lingerle lifted his face and halted his laden fork at mid-journey to his mouth." laden: 8. "Each of the many ounces of flesh that made up his body seemed to emanate comfort, contentment, good will.
Page 4 - Sammy 8. Why does Dicey find it difficult to think in home ec class? a. She has to actually do things in class. b. She needs to learn to sew. c. The teacher is always explaining things. 9. Who plays checkers with Gram? a. James b. Maybeth c. Sammy 10. Where does Gram write the children's names? a. in the family photo album b. in the family Bible c. on the census forms I.

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