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The Egypt Game Vocabulary vague evasive haughty pharaoh treacherous dignity For each word; ◦ define the word from the dictionary ◦define it in your own words ◦ use it in a sentence
Pre-reading activity The Egypt Game will depict a special friendship that develops among six diverse characters. Write a journal entry about one of your friends who is most unlike you. What makes your friendship special?
Comprehension Questions Describe the relationship between April and her mother. 2. What makes the girls start thinking about Egypt? 3. Why do people think of the professor as dangerous? 4. Why do you think April dresses as she does the first time she meets Melanie? 5. How do April and Melanie convince Marshall to play with them? 6. Why does Melanie want to hide April’s false lashes? 7. Who does the neighborhood think committed the murder and why? 8.Do April, Melanie and Elizabeth believe that person is guilty? Why or why not? 9. What do the “Egyptians” do to occupy their time when they can’t return to “Egypt”? 10.What do you think April asks Dorothea in every letter to her mother? Why?
Vocabulary Chs For each word; ◦ define the word from the dictionary ◦define it in your own words ◦ use it in a sentence ◦Find it in the book and write down the sentence it is in and page number. Rendezvous Tunic Summoned Liable Scribe strewn
Chapters 9-15 part I What did “The air will smell of mystery” mean in the story? Melanie thinks that visiting Egypt could be “downright disobedient” or “ deadly dangerous”. What kind of literary device is this? Find one more example from the story. Why do the Egyptians get stuck at every house while they are trick-or-treating? Why do you think Ken and Toby follow the Egyptians that night? Why do the girls allow Ken and Toby to join the game?
Chapters 9-15 part II In the chapters, “Moods and Maybes”, April receives a letter from her mother. Besides the word angry, list 5 adjectives that describe her feelings as she reads the letter. Why does Toby want the group to finish the Hieroglyphics alphabet? Describe the “Ceremony for the Dead” and why do you think the kids make it so elaborate? Which Egyptian knows someone is watching them?Why do you think they are keeping it a secret? Who do you think is watching the Egyptians and why?
Chapters For each word; ◦ define the word from the dictionary ◦define it in your own words ◦ use it in a sentence ◦Find it in the book and write down the sentence it is in and page number. Oracle Pilgrimage Incredulous Publicity Primitive exasperated
Section 3 Ch Who got to write the first question to the Oracle? Name two reasons why they were anxious to get back to Egypt after Ken’s question was answered? At the end of “Where’s Security?”, the chapter states Toby is the most worried of all. Why is he so worried? Why doesn’t Marshall yell for help?
Section 3 Ch When the inspector says the Professor could not give an alibi for the “other times”, what does he mean? At the end of “The Hero”, Marshall does something, what and why? Why do all the neighbors start shopping at the Professor’s shop? Why does April tell her mom she can’t come for Christmas?
Section 3 Ch Why does the Professor answer the last question of the Oracle? What is the “gift” that the Professor gives to the kids? Why is this such a wonderful gift?