Viva New Jersey
By Teacher Jasmine
Big Question
How do we learn to
connect with others in a
new place?
Compare and Contrast
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When you compare you tell how two or more
things are alike.
When you contrast you tell how two or more
things are different. P.82-83
http://www.fcatexplorer.com/media/parent/tiplister/flash/tip114a.swf
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/rsr/build1/RR_e_3_17.htm
Vocabulary
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Corridors
Destination
Groping
Menacing
Mongrel
Persisted
Pleas
P.84-85
Corridors
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Narrow hallways or passageways
Destination
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The place to which one is going
Groping
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Reaching about uncertainly
Menacing
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Threatening
Mongrel
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An animal that is a cross between, or a
mixture of, different breeds
Persisted
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Held firmly
Pleas
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Earnest requests
Explore
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Have you ever moved to a new
neighborhood, city, state or country?
How did you feel before and after you
moved?
If you have not moved, do you know
someone who has moved?
What kinds of feelings did that person
experience before and after the move?
Realistic Fiction
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Tells stories about ordinary characters in
everyday situations. Both characters and
events are imaginary.
Guide Questions
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Is Lucinda comparing or contrasting? Clue
word. Any other examples?
What can you infer about Lucinda’s feelings
about the dog.
How does the author help you visualize the
setting in which Lucinda discovers the dog?
Guide Questions
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At the end of page 91, Lucinda discovers that
Chauncy is white. What is the cause of her
discovery?
Guide Questions
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What is the main idea of the story?
How would you summarize Lucinda’s
feelings about the life in New Jersey?
Have you ever hidden something from your
parents? Why did you conceal something
from them?
Guide Questions
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When the lights go off, Lucinda realizes
Chauncy must have hit the switch. What
does this say about her character?
Why does Lucinda decide to go to Ashley’s
house? What does this say about her
character?
What can you conclude about Lucinda’s
concern for the way the adults might view
her?
Guide Questions
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How are Lucinda and Ashley similar?
How would you summarize Lucinda’s
interactions with Ashley and Chauncy?
What can you infer about Ashley’s character
from what she tells Lucinda?
Guide Questions
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Does the author sate the girls’ goals?
How do you compare the two girls’ feeling at
the end of the story?
Briefly summarize Viva New Jersey.
What can you infer about the kind of friend
that Ashley would be?
How does the author help the reader
visualize the story?
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Viva New Jersey - T. Jasmine`s English Class