Characters & Facts & Inferences
Chapter 7 Graphic Organizer/Purpose for Reading:
To the best of your ability, answer the questions about each character in the empty box provided below each set of questions.
1) Why do Steve and the Motorcycle Boy both laugh at Rusty-James before the movie starts? 2) Why does Motorcycle Boy think
Rusty-James does not like to be alone? 3) What was an odd feeling for Rusty-James 4) What had Rusty-James assumed happened to his mother? 5) What did Rusty-James say happened to his brother when he asked if his mother mentioned him? 6)
What did he do to the old man who was blocking him in the crowd? 7) Why did Rusty-James mention the beautiful colors to his brother at the end of the chapter?
Steve 1) Where did he tell his father he was going? 2) How doe Rusty-James describe his behavior at the start of the chapter? 3) Why do you think Steve is lying and drinking? 4) Why did Steve run to the “john” (toilet) during the movie? 5) What does he do at the party?
Setting: Where/When does this chapter take place?
1) What does he stop to do on the bridge? 2) Why doesn’t he drink? 3) When did he stop being a kid? 4) What does he do at the movies? 5) What was the name of the movie that they boys saw (Motorcycle Boy turned around and read it off a sign) 6) How did he know their mother was in California?
List any major events that occur in this chapter?
Questions/Predictions: will happen or has happened?
Did anything confuse you? What do you think
Don’t forget to complete the vocabulary section on the back!
DIRECTIONS: Fill out each box for each of the vocabulary words. The words are listed in the order they are found in the book.
Some answers or clues are given to you.
WORD DEFINITION or
The sentence containing the word.
VARIATIONS of the
Word or the ROOT
None needed Doggedly (adv.)
Book 1: p. 68
Book 2: p. 75
Red book: ?
Book 1: p. 70
Book 2: p. 78