2What stands in the way of your dreams? With a partner, consider a common goal such as going to college or getting car.What could interfere with that goal?What are ways you might overcome the obstacle?
3Guided Reading Handout Skill focusPoint of viewInferencesConflictKey idea obstaclesResponse to literature with textual evidenceMain character/minor characterDrawing conclusions
4Background information In this story, the narrator’s father is a farm laborer “who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children.” So, the narrator lives with her grandfather.Farm laborers struggle with difficult working conditions, living conditions, and low wages.
5Making Predictions Read the title and view the art on page 219. What does the word scholarship mean?What does the wordscholar mean?
6As you read…. Work on the guided reading questions. Be sure to answer the question completely; when appropriate prove your answer with evidence from the text.