The Family Under the Bridge

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The Family Under the Bridge

Web quest Compiled by Mrs. Kane

The Family Under the Bridge

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As you read, jot your thoughts on post-its.

– – Make Connections Visualizations – – Predictions Questions – – Inferences Thoughts about Characters – – New words learned Any other thoughts

Be prepared to discuss your thoughts

Character Actions, Thoughts, Emotions Characters Actions or Interactions Thoughts Emotions

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Character Diary Assignment

Choose one of the main characters (Armand, Suzy or Madame Calcet) to keep a character diary for.

After reading each chapter, you will write a diary entry from the perspective of the character you choose. In the diary entry you write what happened in the chapter from the point of view of your character. Please include details from the story and inferred character emotions and thoughts about what happened.

Remember to label the top of the sheet with the chapter number and today’s date. Then include your greeting “Dear Diary or Dear Journal.” Start your entry on the next line down. Please include a closing “Fondly,” or “Your Friend, “or “From,” and then go down a line to sign the characters name.

In Chapter one, if your character does not yet appear in the story than you will just write a summary of what happened in the chapter. You can use the character actions, emotions and thoughts graphic organizer to help you.

Sample Character Diary Entry

Chapter 1 Today’s Date Dear Journal, Today was a glorious day. I don’t know why, but I had a feeling that something great was going to happen. I took a stroll down to see the beautiful flowers outside of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Seeing the bright colors of the flowers invigorated my spirit. I could almost hear the chirping of the birds on a sunny spring day. I met a woman named Anabel. She looked about my age. She was working with the flowers. She kindly gave me some branches to decorate my buggy. I hope I didn’t make her angry when I took a sprig of holly for my lapel…….

Your friend, Armand

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Story Vocabulary and Spelling Words Week 1

The Family Under the Bridge – Vocabulary Words practical – sensible in everyday matters obedient- willing to obey hobo – tramp or vagrant niche– a recess or a set-back area in a wall; fragile – easily damaged or shattered loitering- lingering aimlessly about a place generosity– readiness in giving cranky – grouchy morsel – small piece or bite apologetic – sorry coax – strongly encourage If you want to learn more about these words click on the link to bring you to http//dictionary/reference.com

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Story Vocabulary and Spelling Words Week 2

The Family Under the Bridge – Vocabulary Words – week 2 vendors– people who sell goods, usually from a stand or cart forlorn- lonely or unhappy weary – tired or exhausted sodden– soaked or drenched immense – huge tidy- neat courteous– polite plead – to beg pedestrians – people who travel on foot envious – jealous solemn– serious boast – brag; speak with too much pride scowl – frown or grimace

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Story Setting – Paris, France

Learn about Paris neighborhoods by clicking below: http://www.parisnet.com/parismap.html

In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned after reading information on this website. Please write how these neighborhoods are different from the neighborhoods in your area? Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

Paris Attractions

Click under each picture to learn about some of Paris’ major attractions. In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned about each place. Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

Notre Dame Cathedral http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/no tredame.htm

Seine River http://www.aparisguide.com/seine/index.html

Hotel de Ville http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/hotelde ville.htm

Rue de Corse

Paris Attractions

Click under each picture to learn about some of Paris’ major attractions. In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned about each place. Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

Court of Miracles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cour_des_miracles Halles http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/forumdeshalles.htm

Louvre Department Store Boulangerie or Patisserie Bakery in Paris Palais Royal http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/palaisroyal.htm

Paris Attractions

Click under each picture to learn about some of Paris’ major attractions. In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned about each place. Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

Louvre http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/louvre.htm

Rue de rivoli Place Maubert http://www.nileguide.com/destination/paris/things to-do/place-maubert/815363 Tournelle Bridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont_de _la_Tournelle Jardin des Plantes http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/jardindesplantes.

htm Rue de l’opera http://www.streetfilms.org/paris on-skates/

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Streets of Paris

Click on this link to check out a video and read about the streets of Paris in action in recent years.

http://www.streetfilms.org/paris-on-skates/ In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned from this site. Also, please write how you think the current Paris is different form the Paris that Armand lived in. Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

French Foods

Click under each picture to learn about some of Paris’ famous foods. In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned about each. Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

cheese Bread http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-make-traditional french-bread-2444/view/ chestnuts market Thin pancake or crepe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr% C3%AApe Yule Log or Buche de Noel http://www.buzzle.com/articles/buche-de-noel.html

Holiday Traditions in Paris

To learn more about Holiday Traditions in Paris, click on the link below. http://french.about.com/cs/culture/a/christmas.htm

In your notebook, please write 3 things you learned. Remember to label the page with the story title and date.

Final Thoughts

When you are done with the book jot down your final thoughts

– Favorite part of the story and why – Disappointing parts and why – Places you would like to go to in the book and why – Characters you would like to meet if they were real and why – Story Summary

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