Vocabulary
Quotations
Reading Strategies
Questions
Context Clues
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encase

tightly fitted; snug

100

"I'll come back someday... I promise."

Who is Ellen?

100

What does literal mean in Language Arts?

Literal comprehension means to read surface level of the text.

100

What advice on walking the trail did Mrs. Johansen give the Rosens?

The advice given to Mr. Rosen on walking the trail was it's very dark, use no light; try not to stumble over the tree roots and feel with your feet as the path is uneven.

100

a word or phrase within that means the opposite of another word or phrase.

Antonym

200

gnarled

rough twisted with age

200

The woman spoke for the first time. "Her," she whispered.

Who is the mother with the baby?

200

Inferring

Reading in between the lines, you use your prior knowledge plus what you read to decide what the author is trying to tell you.

200

What did Peter give the baby and why?

Peter gave the baby liquid drops to cause sleepiness. The drops were given to prevent the baby from causing a disruption on their way to freedom(Sweden). 

200

this type of clue is often found in the text books. The definition is usually in the same sentence as the unfamiliar word and can often come immediately after it.

 What is a Definition?

300

dimmness

fuzziness; unclear; hard to see

300

"I'll find something?... The baby must be warm." "It will be much too big, but that will make it even warmer for him."

Who is Inge Johansen or Mama?

300

Summarizing

Including the most essential details or facts from the previous paragraphs.

300

How did Annemarie pass the time while waiting for her mother?

Annemarie passed the time while waiting b sitting in the rocking chair and crying herself to sleep.

300

What is an Example?

a clue that uses examples to help unlock the meaning of an unfamiliar word.

400

gleam

shine brightly; reflected light

400

"It will be very cold, he murmured. "Put them on. "He found a thick sweater for Mrs. Rosen, and a woolen jacket for Ellen's father.

Who is Peter Neilson?

400

Predicting

When you make an educated guess using your prior knowledge about what might happen in a story.

400

What was the purpose of Aunt Birte's funeral?

The purpose of Aunt Birte's funeral was to organize the Danish Jews and give them food and supplies before their journey to freedom.

400

What is Antonym?

a word or phrase that means the opposite of another word or phrase.

500

Godspeed

Well wishes; safe travels; good luck on your journey

500

"It was harder for the ones who were waiting,.... "Less dangerous, perhaps, but more fear."

Who is Annemarie Johansen?

500

What is visualizing?

 You read by using the words and what you already know to make pictures in your mind. It helps you better understand what you read.

500

Explain the following thoughts of Annemarie, "It was harder for the ones who were waiting, Annemarie knew. Less dangerous, perhaps, but more fear."

Although, Annemarie was not in immediate danger, like mama on the path, her fear caused her anxiety of not knowing where mama was.

500

a clue that explains or describes a situation or experience to help you understand the meaning of unknown words.

What is Explanation?

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