Wringer Reading Guide

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 49 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 Knowledge
1
Focus Your Reading
2
Build Your Vocabulary
4
Multiple Choice
5
Short Answer
6
Deepen Your Understanding
7
Focus Your Reading
8
Build Your Vocabulary
10
Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
25
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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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
14
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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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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EndofBook Test
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Answer Key
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Page 39 - Build Your Vocabulary Wording of 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 of the sentence and the reading overall. Students
Page v - If a shot pigeon is down but not dead, a wringer runs onto the field and puts it out of its misery. At the start of the book, Palmer turns nine. He finds three new friends, Beans, Mutto, and Henry, who have ignored him up to this point. Now that he is older, they accept him into their group. They are all eager to turn ten, because that means they can be wringers. Palmer hides his feelings about being a wringer because he knows they will make fun of him.
Page v - Palmer is against — becoming a wringer. A wringer is a kid who wrings the necks of pigeons at the annual pigeonshooting contest. Palmer has never understood why the townspeople shoot the pigeons. On Pigeon Day, five thousand captured pigeons are released into the sky and shot down by the town's men. If a shot pigeon is down but not dead, a wringer runs onto the field and puts it out of its misery.
Page 15 - ... cereal on the snow outside his window. The pigeon did not have to be coaxed. It flew out the window and attacked the food." coaxed: 3. "It became a habit, using Dorothy to divert attention from himself and his house." divert: 4. "They taunted her and ran rings around her as she walked.
Page 9 - 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. "Why anyone would pay for a pigeon only to shoot it was just one of many questions about Pigeon Day that bewildered Palmer.
Page iv - ... Understanding: Multiple Choice and Short Answer activities should be distributed when students begin reading the corresponding section of the novel. These literature guide pages are intended to help students comprehend and retain what they read; they should be available for students to refer to at any time during the reading.
Page 3 - 'Good,' she said with a disdainful sniff. Sometimes it amazed him that this girl, just out of third grade, could make him feel so little.
Page 21 - Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "Waving her arms like a conductor, she led them in a raucous 'Happy Birthday' and dished out generous gobs of ice cream.
Page vi - Eileen, who is also a children's author, and two of their sons, Sean and Ben. When asked who his favorite author is, Spinelli replies, "Eileen Spinelli. Her stories and poem touch me." Historical Background Believe it or not, pigeon shootings do take place around the country. Jerry Spinelli's inspiration for Wringer came from a real pigeon-shooting...
Page 6 - Focus 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. bewildered — confused or puzzled braying — to utter loudly or harshly...