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1 Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

2 Unit 2: Lesson 9 “Dear Mr. Winston” Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

3 Turn your Text Book to page 226. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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7 What are some ways that you can apologize for something other than writing a letter? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

8 Answer: Send a card Buy a gift Send flowers Give a hug Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

9 Why do you think Cara keeps saying her parents blame her or are making her apologize? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

10 Answer: She doesn’t want to admit that it was her fault; she’s not really sorry. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

11 How does Cara try to convince Mr. Winston that she had a good reason for bringing the snake into the library? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

12 Answer: She says she was trying to find out what kind of snake it was by comparing the real snake with snake pictures. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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16 Why might there be a rule that reference books cannot be removed from the library, “even for ten minutes”? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

17 Answer: They have to be available for anyone who needs them. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

18 How does Cara’s tone in the third paragraph differ from the first paragraph? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

19 Answer: In the first paragraph, she is still shifting blame to Mr. Winston. In the third paragraph, she is saying something that sounds friendly or helpful. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

20 Why do you think the author chose to mention that the snake is still loose at this point in the letter, instead of at the beginning? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

21 Answer: To entertain the readers, to keep things interesting, and to move the plot forward. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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23 What evidence does Cara provide that the snake was not dangerous? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

24 Answer: The book showed that it was not a type of deadly snake. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

25 Who is Cara trying to persuade and why? Is she convincing? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

26 Answer: Her father, because she knows he will read the letter and will decide her punishment. No, because she doesn’t accept any blame for what happened. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

27 Why does Cara mention that Jake Lambert sold her the snake? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

28 Answer: She hopes to shift some of the blame somewhere else. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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32 Describe the sequence of events from the time Cara brings the box into the library until Mr. Winston faints. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

33 Answer: 1.Cara brings a box into the library. 2.Mr. Winston insists on looking in the box. 3.He picks up the box, opens it, screams, and faints. 4.Then the snake slithers out. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

34 How is Cara’s tone on this page different from her tone on pp. 228-229? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

35 Answer: Earlier she said she was truly sorry, but kept blaming Mr. Winston for what happened. Here she mentions things she knows will upset Mr. Winston. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

36 From what Cara suggests about efforts to find the snake, what is true about snakes most of the time? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

37 Answer: They are difficult to find; they can hide in unusual places. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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39 Sometimes authors will repeat words or use repetitions, if they want the reader to pay close attention to those words. Do you believe Cara when she repeatedly says, “ I am genuinely sorry”? Why or why not? Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott Answer

40 Answers: No, her letter seems to be insincere. She is still inquiring about the snake and doesn’t seem to care much about Mr. Winston’s feelings. Copyright © 2011 Kelly Mott

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