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Walter Dean Myers
The Writer’s Background ◦ Writers often draw on their own backgrounds to create a story. ◦ The setting of the story is Harlem, where Myers grew up in the ‘40s.
1. impromptu: adj.; unplanned 2. tentatively: adv.; in an uncertain or hesitant way 3. intently: adv.; with close attention 4. brittle: adj.; having a sharp, hard quality; ready to break 5. ominous: adj.; threatening
Q1. In your opinion, why does Greg decide not to tell his father about Lemon Brown?
Answer: Perhaps Greg fears his father will punish him for entering the tenement; maybe Greg decides to keep this experience a secret in order to treasure it more.
Q2. In your opinion, why does Greg decide not to tell his father about Lemon Brown?
◦ Answer: Greg learns that people are not always what they appear to be. He comes to view the idea of treasure in a new light; he realizes that his father wants to pass on something valuable to him.
Q3. What does Lemon Brown mean when he says that everyone’s got a treasure?
◦ Answer: He means that everyone has something of personal value, even if it appears worthless to others.
Q4. Lemon Brown says, “If you know your pappy did something, you know you can do something too.” What does he mean? Do you agree? Explain.
◦ Answer: He might mean that the achievements of parents can encourage children to achieve.
Basic situation: Because Greg is angry with his father, he does not go ______. Event 1: He goes into the _______ to get out of the ______. Event 2: Greg meets _____. Event 3: Thugs enter intending to steal Brown’s _____. Climax: Greg and Brown ______________. Resolution: Smiling, Greg goes _____.