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Need to Know: Chapter 7 “Apprentices” (p. 86 – 101)
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Part I: Context Clues
Directions: First, read each excerpt from Chapter 7. Use context clues to help you determine the
meaning of the bold faced word or words. Suggest a word or phrase to replace the bold faced word or
words. Then, use the Word Bank to label any Unit Concepts that are used in the excerpt.
A.
MOTIF
B. HEROIC JOURNEY
E. IMAGERY
C. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
F. IRONY
D. ALLUSION
G. DISCUSSION TOPICS
1) “A full moon stage-lit the desert and revealed a troupe of saguaro cactuses. They were
strangely human, their thick arms gesturing, each in the midst of a silent soliloquy.” (87)
troupe ____________________________ soliloquy ___________________________
Unit Concepts ________________________
2)
“He was a fraud, posing as an innocent traveler, no better than the thieves at the San Diego
depot.” (87)
fraud _____________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
3) “Brent had rarely bothered with jazz. It was unintelligible, a foreign language.” (91)
unintelligible _______________________Unit Concepts ________________________
4) ”He contemplated possible replies: ‘I really like what you’ve done with the room.’ ‘What’s it like
to clean motel rooms all day?” (91)
contemplated _______________________Unit Concepts ________________________
5) “He left the town proper and eventually came to a boarded-up ice cream shop set next to a
glass-strewn parking lot.” (92)
proper _____________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
6) “Now he needed shade. He looked around, then collected palm fronds, stood on one of the
tables, and stretched to lay them across the metal bars, feeling as resourceful as Robinson
Crusoe.” (93)
resourceful ___________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
A.
MOTIF
B. HEROIC JOURNEY
E. IMAGERY
C. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
F. IRONY
D. ALLUSION
G. DISCUSSION TOPICS
7) “This time, too, he managed to sidestep several of his earlier mistakes and no longer felt his
tools contained mischievous spirits bent on thwarting him.” (94)
thwarting______________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
8) “Neither the sermons nor the Bible had seemed to intersect with his own life. He had no singing
voice, had lip-synched the hymns, and, despite the note’s claim, had felt conspicuously alone in
church.” (95)
conspicuously ____________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
9) “Then one of them spied him, called to the others, and led a noisy charge to investigate. Brett’s
sanctuary suddenly squirmed with life.” (97)
sanctuary_________________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
10) “The outlandishness and mystery of his undertaking suddenly struck him afresh. His eyes lost
their focus on his work. ‘Just for fun.’ His voice held no conviction.” (98)
conviction________________________________Unit Concepts ________________________
11) “He took a break, went swimming with them, and learned from a little boy that the ridged,
orange shells were called lion’s paws…He didn’t mind apprenticing himself to a third-grader. In
gratitude, he let the boy drill holes in a long finger of plywood.” (99)
apprenticing ______________________________Unit Concepts _________________________
Continue on the next page
Part II: Identification
Directions: Using the categories, below, list the most significant and meaningful information from this
portion of the text.
NEW CHARACTERS
& CONNECTIONS
BETWEEN THEM
SETTING (TIME
AND PLACE)
POINT OF VIEW
POWERFUL
WORDS (LIT
DEVICES USED)
WITH PAGE #’s.
STEPS OF THE
HEROIC JOURNEY
STARTED &
EVENTS THAT
BEGIN THEM
WITH PAGE #’s.
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