2 What 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?
3 Guided Reading Handout Skill focusPoint of viewInferencesConflictKey idea obstaclesResponse to literature with textual evidenceMain character/minor characterDrawing conclusions
4 Background 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.
5 Making Predictions Read the title and view the art on page 219. What does the word scholarship mean?What does the wordscholar mean?
6 As 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.
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