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1 Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

2 Unit 2: Lesson 8 “Me and Uncle Romie” Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

3 Turn your Text Book to page 200. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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7 Why does the selection begin with a description of James’s conflict about meeting unknown relatives? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

8 Answer: To set up the plot by showing a problem that will be resolved later. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

9 Which of these might cause a young person to feel concerned: eating a favorite meal, changing schools, getting a new puppy, driving a car for the first time? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

10 Possible Answers: Changing schools Driving a car Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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12 Which story details show that James is unfamiliar with big city life? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

13 Answer: He is guided to the subway by Aunt Nanette. He says, “the city is not like North Carolina at all” and that Aunt Nanette’s home “was like nothing he’d seen before.” Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

14 Why isn’t James likely to see much of his Uncle Romie during the early part of his vacation? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

15 Answer: Uncle Romie is working very hard getting ready for the upcoming big art show. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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17 Why do you think Aunt Nanette takes James to Harlem? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

18 Answer: She mentions that Uncle Romie grew up there; it’s a chance for James to get to know Uncle Romie indirectly from the things he used to do as a boy; Harlem also appears to be the center for African American life in the city. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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20 Name one fact and one opinion that James expresses about his tour around the city. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

21 Answer: FACT: Aunt Nanette took James all over the city – the ferry, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Central Park OPINION: James liked Harlem the best. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

22 How are the things James likes to do in Harlem similar to what he does back home? How are they different? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

23 Answers: SIMILAR: In Harlem, James likes playing stickball. It is a similar game to baseball, which is a game James likes back home. DIFFERENT: In Harlem, James plays in water from the fire hydrant and listens to street musicians. These are both things that can only be done in cities. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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25 Why does the author have Aunt Nanette try to convince James that his birthday celebration will be alright? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

26 Answer: To show Aunt Nanette is wise, to bring Uncle Romie and James together Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

27 James describes Uncle Romie’s studio as a glorious mess. What does that mean? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

28 Answer: James admires Uncle Romie’s work and considers the materials that go into his paintings wonderful. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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30 Why does James start to feel more comfortable with his Uncle Romie? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

31 Answer: James looks around the studio and starts to recognize parts of Harlem life that he just saw, as well as a familiar scene from his North Carolina home, in his uncle’s paintings. This tells him that his Uncle Romie likes the same things that James likes. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

32 What do the details from James’s birthday breakfast tell you about the relationship between James and Romie? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

33 Answer: They have more in common than James had originally thought. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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35 What is Uncle Romie’s message about people? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

36 Answer: That while people live in many different places and family groups, they all care about many of the same things – special foods, songs, games, and stories. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

37 What are some ways in which James and his uncle are alike? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

38 Answer: They both like peanuts and pepper jelly, baseball games, and watching trains. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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40 What does James discover at the art show? How might this affect how he feels about his Uncle Romie? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

41 Answer: James learns that his uncle’s paintings are making complete strangers remember their families friends, and special times. James will probably admire his Uncle Romie and his art work even more. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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44 What is different about James’s second train trip, as compared to his earlier one? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

45 Answer: The first time, he was nervous. Now, he is more relaxed. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

46 How does the main conflict, or problem, of this story resolved? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

47 Answer: James was nervous about traveling so far from home, and at first Uncle Romie seemed mysterious and distant. When Aunt Nanette left for a few days, James and Uncle Romie became close while celebrating James’s birthday. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

48 Why would birds appear to streak across the sky? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

49 Answer: They move so quickly that their motions seem to blur together. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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51 How has James changed by the end of the story? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

52 Answer: He now has good memories of New York and is closer to his aunt and uncle. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

53 Why do you think James is off on a treasure hunt collecting things? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

54 Answer: He is planning on making a collage as a birthday present for his Uncle Romie. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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63 How did you do? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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