Classroom Extensions

  • Have you ever participated in a festive celebration like the "Extravaganza" in this chapter? Did you "dress up" in special clothes that you don't normally wear every day? What was the occasion? Who were the other people involved? Where was it held? Was it a special time of year? How did you feel about it? Tell us about your "Extravaganza."
  • What do you think of Miss "Eagle Eyes" after reading this chapter? Do you think Julie may think differently about her?
  • Look through chapter 12 again for words whose meanings you are unsure of. Use a dictionary to learn their meanings and put these words in your writers' notebook for future use.
  • Read this chapter again thinking about how you would illustrate it. Send your drawing to for possible publication on the web.

Newspaper Activity

Look in the newspaper for articles about celebrations that occur this time of year. Write a description of how they are similar to-or different from-the "extravaganza" in Julie's story. Share your writing with a family member or favorite teacher. (Sunshine State Standard FL.A.3.2.2)

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Chapter 8
Chapter 9
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Chapter 12
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