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1 Walk Two Moons By: Sharon Creech Daily Lessons & Vocabulary

2 Table of Contents Daily Activities: Day One- Day One- ch. 1& 2-4 Day Two- Day Two- ch. 5 & 6-8 Day Three- Day Three- ch. 9 & Day Four- Day Four- ch.12 &13-15 Day Five- Day Five- ch & Day Six- Day Six- ch. 20 & Day Seven Day Seven –ch. 23 & Day Eight Day Eight – ch. 26 & Day NineDay Nine– ch. 29 & Day TenDay Ten –ch. 33 & Day Eleven- Day Eleven- ch. 37 & Day Twelve- Day Twelve- ch. 41 & Day Thirteen- Day Thirteen- Discussion Resources: About the Author- About the Author- Sharon Creech Important Quotes Who Wants to be a Millionaire- Review Game Novel Activities- Character Maps Story Within a Story Prediction Chart Drawing Conclusions- Message in a Bottle

3 About the Author Won the Newberry Medal in 1995 for Walk Two Moons Sharon spends 9 months of the year in England teaching American and British Literature. The other 3 months she spend in upstate New York on Lake Chautauqua She has two adult children, Rob and Karin Sharon uses her own life experiences to inspire her writing. Other books by Sharon Creech: The Recital, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Nickel Malley, The Centre of the Universe

4 Important Quotes: “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.” – ch. 9 pg. 51 “Everyone has his own agenda.” – ch.11 pg. 60 “In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter?” ch.17 pg.105

5 A Story Within a Story Sal & Phoebe’s Story Sal and her Grandparents’ Story

6 Day One Daily Agenda: Introduce Novel About the Author Create Vocabulary Webs on index cards Read Chapter 1 Prediction Charts Vocabulary Words: 1.Peculiar 2.Defiance 3.Divulge 4.Ambush 5.Elaborate Homework: Read ch. 2-4; Vocabulary Webs

7 Prediction Chart What characters have we met so far? What is the conflict in the story? What are your predictions? What is your evidence? Were you correct?

8 Day Two Daily Agenda: Vocabulary Log on index cards Discuss ch. 2-4 (see questions) Read Ch. 5 as a class Read Chapter 6-8 Vocabulary Words: 1.Peculiar 2.Defiance 3.Divulge 4.Ambush 5.Elaborate Homework: Read ch. 6-8; Vocabulary Logs; Response Journal

9 Discussion Questions Chapters How does Sal feel about the move from Kentucky to Ohio? How could you tell? 2.How did Sal get her real name? 3.Why does Sal tell her Grandparents the story of Phoebe Winterbottom? Journal Questions: Pick One 1.How would you feel if you were in Sal’s place? Would you want to go with your Grandparents? How would you pass the time? 2.Why do you think Sal prays to trees instead of God? Does she make a good point about her religion? 3.We hear Sal’s mother was “not returning.” What do you think happened to her? Make a prediction.

10 Day Three Daily Agenda: Vocabulary Review- Complete the Example Discuss ch. 6-8 (see questions) Read Ch. 9 as a class Read Chapter Illuminary Homework: Read ch ; Illuminary; Response Journal Vocabulary Words: 1.Peculiar 2.Defiance 3.Divulge 4.Ambush 5.Elaborate

11 Discussion Questions Chapters After dinner at Phoebe’s house, Sal is reminded of another family. Who? 2.What did the blackberries remind Sal of? 3.What is Sal doing that distracts everyone to the point they drove through the whole state of Indiana without noticing? 4.Describe what the young man at the door looks and acts like. Journal Questions: Pick One 1.What does Phoebe believe that Mrs. Cadaver has done with her husband? Why does she think this? 2.Memories of her mom make Sal both happy and sad. Can you make a prediction about what their reunion will be like? 3.In what ways is Sal conflicted or torn about her mother’s leaving?

12 Day Four Daily Agenda: Vocabulary Review- Speed Round Discuss ch (see questions) Read Ch. 12 as a class Read Chapter Response Journals Summary Vocabulary Words: 1.Peculiar 2.Defiance 3.Divulge 4.Ambush 5.Elaborate Homework: Read ch ; Response Journal; study vocabulary; summary using vocabulary words—must be underlined

13 Speed Round- Week One You have 90 seconds to read the following. Decide whether the vocabulary word is used in the correct context. Write true or false. 1.Christy decided to divulge into the book, by reading and responding through different projects. 2.We thought the gentleman was peculiar because he looked like a normal man. 3.The students elaborated by adding a lot of detail to their story. 4.The teenagers were rewarded a medal for their defiant behavior. 5.The friends decided to ambush each other because they loved each other so much.

14 Discussion Questions Chapters Why was Sal so scared when she got back to the car from the rest stop? 2.Phoebe received a second message: “Everyone has his own agenda.” What does this mean to you? 3.Who do Phoebe and Sal see at the drugstore? 4.What is the most precious object at Gram and Gramps house? What does this suggest about their relationship? Response Journal: Pick One 1.Why do you think Ben draws pictures and cartoons instead of talking to the girls? 2.What’s the “creature tickling [her] spine” feeling? Have you ever experienced anything like that? 3.What is your most prized possession? What does that say about you?

15 Day Five Daily Agenda: Vocabulary Assessment Discuss ch (see questions) Read Ch as a class Read Chapter Response Journals Vocabulary Words: 1.Peculiar 2.Defiance 3.Divulge 4.Ambush 5.Elaborate Homework: Read ch ; Response Journal

16 Vocabulary Assessment- Week One Choose the correct synonym for the underlined word. 1.Suzie elaborately explained the crime scene to the police. a)Quick b)Easy c)Detail d)Scared 2.George decided to develop a plan to ambush the pesky insects. a)Fight b)Fix c)Assist d)Control 3.The lawyers decided to divulge the investigation to the courtroom. a)Resist b)Support c)Decline d)Reveal 4.The dog was acting very peculiar after he played outside. a)Strange b)Normal c)Lazy d)Hyper 5.The citizens fought against the government in defiance. a)Rebellion b)Orderly c)Compliance d)meekness

17 1. What assignment does Sal’s English teacher give over the summer? 2. Who shows up at Mrs. Cadaver’s house to help with the garden? 3. What does Sal understand about Mrs. Winterbottom that Phoebe does not? Why do you think that Sal is aware of something that Mrs. Winterbottom’s daughters are unaware of? Response Journal: Pick One 1.Do you think Mr. Birkway would be an interesting teacher to have? Why or why not? 2.What does Phoebe’s mom mean when she says she is living “a tiny life”? 3.Make a prediction: What do you think Sal’s dad wants to tell her about Mrs. Cadaver? Discussion Questions Chapters 13-15

18 Day Six Daily Agenda: Create Vocabulary Webs on index cards Discussion Questions Read Chapter 20 Response Journal Vocabulary Words: 1.Coaxed 2.Urgent 3.Impulse 4.Eerie 5.Symbolize Homework: Read ch ; Vocabulary Webs; Response Journal

19 Discussion Questions Chapters Who is the boy at the hospital? 2.What is Sal reminded of at the Winterbottom’s house? 3.Do you think Prudence and Phoebe treat their mom well? Give examples. Response Journal: Pick One 1.The trees and wind have changed from saying “rush, rush” to “slow down, slow down.” Why do you think these have changes? 2.On the way home, Sal thinks about the things that will really matter in 5-10 years. Think about something that you are upset about now. Will it matter in 5 years? 10 years? 3.Why does Sal’s father being good, make Sal’s mother unhappy?

20 Day Seven Daily Agenda: Create Vocabulary logs on index cards Discussion Questions Read Chapter 23 Response Journal Vocabulary Words: 1.Coaxed 2.Urgent 3.Impulse 4.Eerie 5.Symbolize Homework: Read ch ; Vocabulary Logs; Response Journal

21 Discussion Questions Chapters What is Sal’s assignment from Mr. Birkway? 2.While walking home from school, Sal says she was, “completely unprepared for what happened on the way home, and for what would happen later.” What is Sal referring to? 3.What did the new notes say? Do they mean anything? Could they all be related? 4.What did they find in the freezer? What does this indicate? Response Journal: Pick One 1.Why does Sal think the drawing of the tear is Phoebe’s? 2.Phoebe seems surprised at herself for lying, but Sal knows that it’s just easier that way. Have you ever lied because it’s just easier? 3.Why does Phoebe feel sick? What are your evidences?

22 Day Eight Daily Agenda: Vocab- Complete the Example Discussion Questions Read Chapter 26 Response Journal Vocabulary Words: 1.Coaxed 2.Urgent 3.Impulse 4.Eerie 5.Symbolize Homework: Read ch ; Complete the example; Response Journal

23 Complete the Example 1.The mother coaxed her son by ________. 2.The doctors knew the patient was urgent because ___________. 3.The batters first impulse was to _______. 4.The friends thought the old house was eerie because _____________. 5.The used the dark colors to symbolize ___________.

24 Discussion Questions Chapters Why did Sal’s mother choose Lewiston, Idaho to run away? 2.What happened to Sal’s baby sister? 3.What was special about the bed in the hotel? 4. Who gave a report in front of the class? What was it about? 5.Describe the Finney household. Response Journal: Pick One 1.Gram tells Sal, “Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.” What do you think this means? Do you agree with Gram? 2.What do you think the fourth message means? Do you ever feel like you have birds of sadness nesting in your heart? 3.Which family are the Finneys more like– Hiddles? Pickfords? Winterbottems?

25 Day Nine Daily Agenda: Vocab- Speed Round Discussion Questions Read Chapter 29 Summary using vocabulary words. Vocabulary Words: 1.Coaxed 2.Urgent 3.Impulse 4.Eerie 5.Symbolize Homework: Read ch ; Summary using vocabulary words; Speed Round

26 Speed Round- Week Two You have 90 seconds to read the following. Decide whether the vocabulary word is used in the correct context. Write true or false. 1.Sally coaxed the stray dog towards her using a large dog bone. 2.The doctors and nurses took their time getting into surgery because they knew the patient needed urgent attention. 3.You could tell the friends acted on impulse because they planned their trip very carefully and discussed all the details before leaving. 4.The old barn seemed eerie because it was dark, old, and had many strange noises. 5.The American Flag symbolizes our country and our freedom.

27 Discussion Questions Chapter When Phoebe spends the night at Sal’s what happens that makes Sal’s dad come in? 2.What is Phoebe convinced that Mrs. Cadaver did with her mother, Mrs. Winterbottom? 3.What national treasure are Sal and her grandparents driving to? 4.What color were the black hills?

28 Day Ten Daily Agenda: Vocab- Assessment Discussion Questions Comprehension Quiz Read Chapter 33 Response Journal Vocabulary Words: 1.Coaxed 2.Urgent 3.Impulse 4.Eerie 5.Symbolize Homework: Read ch ; Response Journal

29 Vocabulary Assessment- Week Two Choose the correct synonym for the underlined word. 1.Cynthia did not think about the situation and responded on an impulse. a)Quick b)Easy c)Slowly d)Scared 2.The students decided to use a rose to symbolize the love the characters shared. a)Show b)Fix c)Represent d)Control 3.The investigator coaxed the suspect to talk by offering her a bargain. a)Resist b)Convinced c)Decline d)Reveal 4.The sounds of the dark woods gave me an eerie feeling. a)Strange b)Normal c)Scary d)Hyper 5.The situation was urgent. a)Rebellion b)Critical c)Trivial d)Slow

30 Discussion Questions Chapter Where do Sal and Phoebe go right after school? 2.Do the police take Phoebe’s claim seriously? 3.What big decision do the girls make? 4.Who or what does Sal kiss at the beginning of the chapter? 5.After Sal saw the picture on the desk, what did she do? Response Journal: Pick One 1.Why does Sal find the poem “The Tides Rises, the Tide Falls” by Longfellow so upsetting? How does Ben feel? Phoebe? 2.Why do you think Sal decided to help Phoebe find Mrs. Winterbottom? What would you do in their situation? 3.Why does Gram tell Gramps about the egg man’s letter?

31 Day Eleven Daily Agenda: Create Vocabulary Web & Logs on index cards Read Chapter 37 Discussion Questions Vocabulary Words: 1.Prejudgment 2.Bountiful 3.Noble 4.Mournfully 5.Maneuver Homework: Read ch ; Vocabulary Webs & Vocabulary Logs; Response Journal

32 Discussion Questions Chapters What really happened to Mr. Cadaver? 2.Where are Sal, Gram, and Gramps? 3.Why is tomorrow special to Sal? 4.What did Phoebe think she could find if she found the lunatic? 5.Who did the girls run into at the bus stop? 6.Describe what the girls see at the University. Response Journal: Pick One 1.Why did Mr. Birkway apologize to Phoebe, Sal, and the class? 2.How did Sal feel when she walks in Mrs. Cadaver’s moccasins? Would you feel differently about someone if you looked at the world through their eyes? 3.Why do you think Ben didn’t tell Phoebe or Sal about his mother?

33 Day Twelve Daily Agenda: Vocabulary: Complete the example Summary using Vocab Words Read Chapter 41 Discussion Questions Vocabulary Words: 1.Prejudgment 2.Bountiful 3.Noble 4.Mournfully 5.Maneuver Homework: Read ch ; Summary; Response Journal

34 Discussion Questions Chapters Who is Ben visiting in the hospital? 2.What does Mrs. Winterbottom do that disgusts Phoebe? 3.How does Mrs. Winterbottom change? 4.Who was placing the white envelopes (messages) on the Winterbottom’s porch? 5.What gift does Ben bring for Sal? Response Journal: Pick One 1.Why didn’t Mrs. Winterbottom tell her husband about her son? 2.Why do you believe Sal finally went to talk with Mrs. Cadaver? 3.What is the significance of the chicken’s name?

35 Day Thirteen Daily Agenda: Vocabulary: Speed Round Response Journal Discussion Questions Vocabulary Words: 1.Prejudgment 2.Bountiful 3.Noble 4.Mournfully 5.Maneuver Homework: Response Journal

36 Speed Round- Week Three You have 90 seconds to read the following. Decide whether the vocabulary word is used in the correct context. Write true or false. 1.Most often people cast a prejudgment of someone before they truly know them. 2.The family was starving and suffering from a bountiful meal. 3.The United States’ President’s family acts as a noble family. 4.The kids walked around mournfully because they all passed the EOG’s. 5.They tried to carefully maneuver the statue to a new location.

37 Discussion Questions Chapters What happened to Gram? 2.Where does Sal go while Gram is still in the hospital? 3.What was special about Mrs. Cadaver? 4.Where are Sal and her father living? 5.Why didn’t Sal’s father take her with him to her mother’s grave? Response Journal: Pick One 1.After the stranger explains the bus accident, Sal says, “I knew.” What does Sal know? 2.Why do the police take Sal to her mother’s grave instead of jail? 3.What did the trip to Lewiston give Sal a chance to do? 4.At the end of the story Sal had changed a lot. She grew wiser from the events she experienced. From this she created an outlook on life. What is your outlook on life?


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