When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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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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Contents

CHAPTERS ONEFOUR
2
Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
6
Deepen Your Understanding
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CHAPTERS NINETWELVE
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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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CHAPTERS SIXTEENNINETEEN
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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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CHAPTERS NINETWELVE
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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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CHAPTERS THIRTEENFIFTEEN
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Build Your Vocabulary
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CHAPTERS TWENTYTWENTYTWO
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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
37
EndofBook Test
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Answer Key
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Copyright

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Page 5 - Write a short answer for each question. Check Your Understanding 1 . How did Toby's mother get to Nashville?
Page 10 - ... Myrtie Mae act surprised to see Toby and Cal in the library? a. They do not know how to read. b. They are usually afraid of her. c. They haven't been to the library in at least ten years. 2. Why do the boys go to the library? a. They want to talk to Miss Myrtie Mae about her photos. b. They want to check the Guinness Book of World Records to find out if Zachary Beaver really is the fattest boy in the world. c. They want to ask Miss Myrtie Mae to visit Zachary Beaver. 3. How does Miss Myrtie Mae...
Page 39 - Build Your Vocabulary 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
Page 24 - ... devices. One type of literary device is a simile. Similes make comparisons between two things. Similes use the word like or as to make the comparison. "Drops of sweat cover his upper lip, and he pants like a Saint Bernard after a run" is a simile from When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. "It [the sun] sits in the sky like a bright juicy orange waiting to drop from a branch
Page 15 - ... going to have to do some time instead of paying a fine.'" verdict: 3. "Miss Myrtie Mae acts like she can't hear him and proceeds down the stone path." proceeds: 4. "She flings hers open and drops it daintily into her lap." daintily: 5. "Til have to notify social services in Amarillo.
Page 3 - Fatty, fatty, two by four,' Tara chimes ... 'Shut up, squirt,' I mutter." mutter: 2. "... and when people exit the trailer, some come out all quiet like they've been to a revival. A few say things like, 'Lord-a-mercy!
Page 10 - Gal's brother Wayne wrote her a letter. 4. What does Miss Myrtie Mae ask Otto if Toby may do? a. mow her lawn b. go with her to Nashville c. check out some library books for Zachary 5. What does Cal's sister Kate finally get after trying for a long time? a. a date b. a new Carole King album c. her driver's license 6.
Page 26 - Gal change during this section? 2. Why is Toby unable to support Cal after the loss of Wayne? 3. How important are needing others and being needed by others? 4. Why is Cal upset that he did not write more to Wayne and that Toby did? 5. Toby has always complained about Antler. For whom is Antler a good place?
Page 14 - Gal and Toby, who try to be friendly? 2. Why does Toby lie about the contest? 3. How important are places to the characters? 4. Toby's mother's dream is to become a country music singer. What is Toby's dream? 5. What has Toby's relationship with his father changed since his mother left for Nashville?
Page 27 - Is that what this is all about...?'" grimaces: 7. "It's hard to tell if she's petrified or loving the adventure." petrified: 8. '"That tiny little thing was filled with so much life.... Passionate about her dreams, even back then.