My Brother Sam Is Dead

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 43 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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Build Your Vocabulary
Multiple Choice
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Deepen Your Understanding
V Chapters XXI
Focus Your Reading
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III Chapters VVI
Focus Your Reading
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IV Chapters VIIIX
Focus Your Reading
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VI Chapter XIIEpilogue
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Page 36 - Foreshadowing is a literary technique in which the writing gives hints about what may happen later in the story. Now that you have finished reading My Brother Sam Is Dead, look back at the very first sentence of the book. It contains this example of foreshadowing, indicated by the words in bold type: "It was April, and outside in the dark the rain whipped against the windows of our tavern, making a sound like muffled drums.
Page 33 - I HAVE WRITTEN THIS STORY DOWN IN THIS YEAR 1826, on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of our nation, to commemorate the short life of my brother Samuel Meeker, who died forty-seven years ago in the service of his country. I am sixty-four. Although I hope to go on living in health for some time yet, the major portion of my own life is spent. It has been a happy life, and successful, for the most part. I no longer live in Redding. After Sam's death I hated the place and wanted to go away; but...
Page 40 - Wording and definitions may vary. Students may remember the definitions given in the Vocabulary Words to Know section of Focus Your Reading, or they may refine the definitions based on the context and the reading overall. Students' new sentences will vary. Check Your Understanding: Multiple Choice 1. c 2. a 3. c 4. b 5. b 6. c 7. a 8. b 9. c 10. b Check Your Understanding: Short Answer 1. It is a very thin scar that you can barely see.
Page 9 - It made me realize where Sam got his rebelliousness from, though." rebelliousness: 9. "Because Redding had such a reputation for being a Tory town, the Rebels had decided to disarm it — at least disarm the Tories.
Page 33 - Prices kept on spiraling upward, merchandise grew shorter and shorter in supply, and everybody seemed to be in debt.
Page 9 - The door to the taproom was mostly closed, but there was a crack where it was hinged onto the wall.
Page 3 - Who has beaten the British?" Father said. Sam shut the door. "We have," he said, with his back to us as he slipped the latch in place. "The Minutemen. The damn Lobsterbacks marched out of Boston yesterday. They were looking for Mr. Adams and Mr. Hancock and they marched up to Lexington. Some of the Massachusetts Minutemen tried to stop them there in the square, but there were too many British, and they got through and went on up to Concord looking for ammunitions stores.
Page 15 - 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 . "Army commissary officers, like the one Sam was working for, were buying up a lot of the livestock to feed the troops." commissary: 2. "Oh, whenever it happened the people would get up a petition and complain, but it never did much good because the soldiers were gone and the beef was eaten." petition: 3. "'They can...
Page 3 - I will not have subversion, I will not have treason in my house.
Page 3 - I think men of common sense will prevail. Nobody wants rebellion except fools and hotheads.