Friday, May 11, 2012

Reading circle (: week 4

WEEK 3 Chapter 4
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?

Who are the characters in the chapter? 7/5
What was Ginettas nickname? 7/5
What was inside the suitcase? 8/5
Why was Ginetta disguised as a cleaning lady? 8/5
Where was Ginetta when the suitcase broke? 9/5
Why was the name ‘Topolino’ given to Ginetta? 9/5

Write two to three paragraphs summarizing the chapter or today's reading. Use the chart that guides you through summarizing.
Chapter 4 page 14&15, talks about Ginetta and her jobs. Her first underground job was in a city hall. During the next two and a half years, Ginetta was a researcher, a spy, a courier, a secretary for the Air Force, a cleaning lady, and a smuggler.
The truth was hard, in the war years. The newspapers were full of propaganda, but it didn’t report the truth.
One day Ginetta carried a cardboard suitcase which was filled with secret newspapers. As Ginetta stopped on a tram, her suitcase hinges fell apart and the newspapers flew out everywhere.
Ginetta hurried to pick it up and walked for miles to her flat.
Ginetta  wore many disguises. She dressed as a cleaning lady. Ginetta was sent to the Swiss border to pick up a knapsack. She had to do take it to her friend. When Ginetta returned, the central train station was bombed. As she walked, two officials were checking passengers bags for contraband. Ginetta tried to walk through. Ginetta reached for her knapsack and went to meet Nino who took her knapsack to the bank. “The knapsack was full of money to help families and prisoners.”
Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.
*Propaganda - rumors are spread to help or harm a person or group, page 14.

*Concierge - a doorkeeper, page 15.

*Rendezvous - a meeting or appointment, page 15.

Selection Director
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.


Put the page number and the paragraph number

*During the next two and a half years , she was a researcher, a spy, a courier, a secretary for the Air Force, a cleaning lady and a smuggler. Page:14

^I chose this sentence because it tells us how longs it has been since her parents were taken and her past jobs.

*They clipped and gathered information for secret newspapers, then risked carrying them to distant towns, even though the penalty for being caught was death . page:14

^I chose this sentence because it shows that this job is important for Ginetta and that she would risk her life for this job

*When Ginetta finally stepped off the train , hoisting her heavy load , a german soldier reached for her suitcase “Signorina,” he said , “may I help you?” Ginettas legs turned to jelly.

^I chose this because it tells us Ginetta was nervous.

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